ROADSIDE AIR POLLUTION HAZARDS IN RECREATIONAL LAND USE PLANNING

Convincing evidence points to the deleterious effects of air pollution on the health of general pupulations. Increased morbidity and mortality rates from lung cancer, stomach cancer, emphysema, and other respiratory diseases have been noted for populations in highly polluted areas. Persons engaging in recreational activities near major concentrations of automobile traffic are probably subjecting themselves to particularly high levels of air pollution. The more vigorous the recreational activity the more hazardous may be the effect of the pollution. It is important that planners take these factors into account when making recreational land use decisions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Planners

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Everett, M D
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

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  • Accession Number: 00129033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM