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Some health benefits of walkable neighbourhoods may be offset by higher air pollution (Dr. Christopher Carlsten, HLI)

Living in a walkable neighbourhood could be good for your health, but not if there is a lot of air pollution from cars. (Photo courtesy of Peter Power / The Globe & Mail / The Canadian Press.)
Living in a walkable neighbourhood could be good for your health, but not if there is a lot of air pollution from cars. (Photo courtesy of Peter Power / The Globe & Mail / The Canadian Press.)

Being able to walk to and from work, errands and your home is great, but you might not be getting all the health benefits you expect if your neighbourhood has a lot of air pollution, a new study suggests.

Dr. Christopher Carlsten, director of the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation and the head of respiratory medicine and director of the air pollution exposure lab at the University of British Columbia, said he liked how the study examined multiple factors that affected people’s health.

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