Distance-weighted traffic density in proximity to a home is a risk factor for leukemia and other childhood cancers.

@article{Pearson2000DistanceweightedTD,
  title={Distance-weighted traffic density in proximity to a home is a risk factor for leukemia and other childhood cancers.},
  author={Robert L Pearson and Howard Wachtel and Kristie L. Ebi},
  journal={Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={175-80}
}
Occupational exposure to elevated concentrations of benzene is a known cause of leukemia in adults. Concentrations of benzene from motor vehicle exhaust could be elevated along highly trafficked streets. Several studies have reported significant associations between proximity to highly trafficked streets and the occurrence of childhood cancers and childhood leukemia. These associations may be due to chronic exposure to benzene or other carcinogenic components of vehicle exhaust from these… CONTINUE READING
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