The health impacts of local traffic pollution on primary school age children

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dc.contributor.author Rickwood, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.author Knight, David en_US
dc.contributor.editor Maginn P. J., Jones R. and Haslam-Mackenzie F. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-13T08:50:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-13T08:50:57Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009005553 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rickwood Peter and Knight David 2009, 'The health impacts of local traffic pollution on primary school age children', Promaco Conventions, Canning Bridge, Western Australia, pp. 1-32. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1 86308 156 9 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12700
dc.description.abstract There is a large body of medical research on the health impacts of local traffic air pollution. Vehicle emissions, road dust and tyre fragmentation together cause an increase in atmospheric levels of carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrates and particulate matter in both solid and liquid forms. For those exposed to such pollution, there is a documented increase in mortality and morbidity from both respiratory and cardiac diseases. There is also evidence that the effects are greater on children. Despite these findings, there has been comparatively little work done in estimating the effect on student health of school location, with most studies focusing instead on residential location. By combining a random sample of primary schools in Sydney with detailed traffic volume data, we estimate the impact of traffic pollution on the health of primary school children in Sydney. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Promaco Conventions en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://cfsites1.uts.edu.au/find/isf/publications/rickwoodknight2009healthimpacts.pdf en_US
dc.title The health impacts of local traffic pollution on primary school age children en_US
dc.parent State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Canning Bridge, Western Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 32 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120200 en_US
dc.personcode 999389 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062432 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom State of Australian Cities Conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20091124 en_US
dc.location.activity Perth, Western Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords traffic pollution; health impact; child health; en_US


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