Homes near rail lines face exposure to harmful emissions: study

Allison Roberts News

A University of Washington study has found residents near rail lines face increased exposure to harmful microscopic particles from diesel emissions.

The study also found residents are exposed to larger particles, possibly from coal trains.

The study, accepted for publication this month in the online journal Atmospheric Pollution Research, provides some of the first measurements of emission effects of coal train traffic through neighbourhoods in the Pacific Northwest.

Read the article here.