Air Pollution

Managing Asthma in Sports

Asthma and exercise-induced asthma (EIA) among athletes are common, but athletic performance need not be hindered if your child takes an active role in controlling the condition and follows good practice and control measures.  Indeed, if your child has asthma, he or she should be encouraged  to exercise as a way to strengthen muscles, improve respiratory health, enhance endurance, and otherwise improve overall well-being. 




Resources On Effect Of Traffic-Related Air Pollution On Children Playing Sports Near Busy Roads or Highways

Children are particularly vulnerable to adverse health effects of vehicular air pollution.

Locating Athletic Fields Away From Busy Roads Recommended

The consensus of medical experts is that playing fields should not be located any closer than 500 feet and ideally 1,000 feet from busy roads.

Locating Playing Fields Near Busy Roads: Dangerous to Children?

Before your community decides to build new playing fields near a busy highway, it should consider whether children's health could be harmed.
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