A member asked:

We just purchased a house near a 4 lane busy road (behind our house) now i think i want to sell. concerned about air pollution. we have a 18 month old and i plan to live here for many years. how much higher is our chance of increasing illness?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

This is not a clear issue. The particulate (pollutant) content of the air is often worse inside a home during many seasons than anywhere outside. Such particulates aggravate lung tissue & can foster infection. Is there wind to dissipate any pollutants ? Does the traffic move fast or almost stopped, adding to pollution. You might invest in a air quality study before making any big decision.

Answered 10/30/2021

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