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Quarter of childhood asthma cases in Bradford are linked to traffic pollution

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1440 (Published 28 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1440
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

Air pollution may be responsible for more than a third of childhood asthma cases in the UK city of Bradford and a quarter may be due to traffic pollution alone, a study has found.1

An international group of researchers used a newly developed method that knits together four assessment models—traffic, emissions, atmospheric dispersion, and health impact—to assess the effect of exposure to nitrogen oxides on the development of childhood asthma.

These models allowed the team to chart …

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