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Growing Up Near Traffic Boosts Kids' Cancer Risk

Posted Thursday, April 11th 2013 @ 9am  by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Living near traffic may be even worse for kids than previously believed, a new study suggests. California researchers ranked parts of the state based on their exhaust-related pollution, studied their populations, and found that kids from the more polluted areas were at a greater risk for certain childhood cancers, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the LA Times reports.

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