Exposure to Traffic-related Air Pollution and the Onset of Childhood Asthma: A Review of the Literature and the Assement Methods Used

  • Khair Jadaan Civil Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Haneen Khreis Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds
  • Ádám Török Department of Transport Technology and Economics, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Abstract

The overall objective of this study is to examine the literature investigating the associations between traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and the incidence and prevalence of childhood asthma throughout a critical literature review The study examines and demonstrates the association between TRAP and childhood asthma, the literature associated with it, and the gaps in the current state of research. The exposure assessment methods currently in use in the literature are also overviewed and critically discussed for strengths and limitations.

Keywords

air pollution, childhood asthma, exposure assessment, exposure surrogates
Published in Onlinefirst
03-07-2017
How to Cite
JADAAN, Khair; KHREIS, Haneen; TÖRÖK, Ádám. Exposure to Traffic-related Air Pollution and the Onset of Childhood Asthma: A Review of the Literature and the Assement Methods Used. Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, [S.l.], 2017. ISSN 1587-3811. Available at: <https://pp.bme.hu/tr/article/view/10113>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.10113.
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