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Asthma cases attributable to traffic-related air pollution dramatically decreased between 2000 and 2010

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April 23, 2019

In Texas, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio rank in the top 10 cities with traffic-related air pollution [TRAP] asthma cases.

Originally published by Texas A&M Transportation Institute

A team of air quality and health researchers led by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) created a first-of-its-kind, county-by-county interactive heat map and city-by-city table detailing the distribution of childhood asthma due to traffic-related air pollution across the United States. One of the principal findings is that asthma cases attributable to traffic-related air pollution dramatically decreased over a 10-year period. In Texas, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio [still] rank in the top 10 cities with traffic-related air pollution [TRAP] asthma cases.

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