Children’s Leukemia Link Found
There may be a link between childhood leukemia and how much vehicle exhaust a young child is exposed to. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewed seven previous studies to reach that finding, but cautions more research on direct-cause-and-effect is needed.
The CDC’s review found children diagnosed with leukemia were 50% more likely to live near busy roads than children without the blood-borne cancer. It’s the most common form of childhood cancer anbd makes up one-third of all cancers in children age 14 and younger.
The review appears in the April issue of the “American Journal of Preventive Medicine.” Click here.