A member asked:

Is the pollution from a highway next to our house making my family unhealthy?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Possibly: Over time this exposure can lead to health problems if coupled with unhealthy habits. Therefore your family should maintain a healthy lifestyle including a healthy diet, pure water, exercise and positive mental attitude.

Answered 1/29/2014


Dr. C. michael Bowman answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Possibly: Exhaust exposure is not healthy. However, the problems it causes are very different in different people (none to severe), depending on how much they are exposed (living right next to a 6 lane freeway vs just near a country road), how often they are exposed, and what their underlying lung problems may be. Exhaust is a trigger to make asthma hard to control. The damage usually matches the symptoms.

Answered 12/27/2012



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