Evaluating air quality risks to infants
May 7, 2014 7:29 PM Subscribe
We are thinking about starting a family, but are concerned that our house is too near the highway and some other industry for a potential infant. How do we figure out if it is so bad that we should definitely
posted by slidell to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We know it's not as good as some other neighborhoods in our region, but is it Bad or just Not As Good? Is it perhaps no worse than, say, the entire LA air basin? (No offense; my point is that you folks in LA seem to be doing alright.)
I've been trying to dig up papers and air monitoring data, but it's kind of a steep learning curve. We are surprisingly close to an air monitoring station, so I suspect the raw data actually does exist (with maybe a bit of guesstimating what a difference it makes that we're five blocks closer to the freeway). We just need to figure out how to interpret it.
- Is there one paper that is THE paper about safe air quality standards for prenatal and early-childhood exposures?
- What pollutants should I even be focusing on? PM 2.5, ozone...?
- Is there a researcher or doctor that we might pay to get their expert opinion, something like that?
We are hoping to move in 3-5 years, but financially, it is near-impossible to move right now.