Tag Archive for 'road traffic'

The cost of traffic congestion

December 18th, 2012 by INRIX Europe

A report, ‘The economic costs of gridlock‘, by INRIX®, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), finds that traffic congestion costs Britain’s economy more than £4.3 billion or approximately £491 per car commuting household. These costs are a result of the direct impact […]

Exposure to traffic pollution during infancy impairs lung function in children up to eight years of age

December 7th, 2012 by American Thoracic Society

Exposure to ambient air pollution from traffic during infancy is associated with lung function deficits in children up to eight years of age, particularly among children sensitized to common allergens, according to a study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. “Earlier studies have shown that children are highly susceptible to the adverse […]

Road traffic is one of the main sources of fine particulate matter in the atmosphere

February 4th, 2011 by Empa

Road traffic is one of the main sources of fine particulate matter in the atmosphere, above all when the weather favours the creation of winter smog. Vehicle tailpipe emissions are responsible for just less than half of the fine particles.  The majority of this pollutant is produced by mechanical wear and resuspension of dust due […]