Washington: Scientists from UCLA`s Fielding School of Public Health have found a possible link between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and several childhood cancers.The results of their study, led by Julia Heck, an assistant researcher in the school`s epidemiology department and a member of UCLA`s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center - the first to examine air pollution from traffic and a number of rarer childhood cancers - were presented on April 9 in an abstract at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, D.C.For the study, the UCLA researchers utilized data on 3,950 children who were enrolled in the California Cancer Registry and who were born in the state between 1998 and 2007.They estimated the amount of local traffic the children had been exposed to using California LINE Source Dispersion Modeling, version 4 (CALINE4).
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