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

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Show simple item record Rickwood, P Knight, D
dc.contributor.editor Maginn, PJ
dc.contributor.editor Jones, R
dc.contributor.editor Haslam-Mackenzie, F 2010-07-13T08:50:57Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference, 2009, pp. 1 - 32
dc.identifier.isbn 1 86308 156 9
dc.identifier.other E1UNSUBMIT en_US
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.
dc.format Scott McWhirter
dc.publisher Promaco Conventions
dc.title The health impacts of local traffic pollution on primary school age children
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference
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 DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference State of Australian Cities Conference
dc.for 1604 Human Geography
dc.for 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
dc.personcode 999389
dc.percentage 67 en_US Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom State of Australian Cities Conference en_US 20091124 en_US 2009-11-24
dc.location.activity Perth, Western Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords traffic pollution; health impact; child health; en_US
dc.description.keywords traffic pollution
dc.description.keywords health impact
dc.description.keywords child health
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)/Institute For Sustainable Futures
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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