Report of workshop on traffic, health, and infrastructure planning

Ronald H. White, John D. Spengler, Kumkum M. Dilwali, Brenda E. Barry, Jonathan M. Samet

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Recent air pollutant measurement data document unique aspects of the air pollution mixture near roadways, and an expanding body of epidemiological data suggests increased risks for exacerbation of asthma and other respiratory diseases, premature mortality, and certain cancers and birth outcomes from air pollution exposures in populations residing in relatively close proximity to roadways. The Workshop on Traffic, Health, and Infrastructure Planning, held in February 2004, was convened to provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion of motor vehicle emissions, exposures and potential health effects related to proximity to motor vehicle traffic. This report summarizes the workshop discussions and findings regarding the current science on this issue, identifies planning and policy issues related to localized motor vehicle emissions and health concerns, and provides recommendations for future research and policy directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Environmental and Occupational Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005


  • Air pollution
  • Exposure assessment
  • Health effects
  • Motor vehicle emissions
  • Traffic proximity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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