CAB focuses on air quality as transportation grows: Sentinel News

November 23, 2009: Sentinel News

 CAB focuses on air quality as transportation grows

by Naomi Creason

Excerpt:

For members of the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania, the growth of the area’s trucking terminals near Interstate 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike came at a cost.

In 2005, three-quarters of the county’s physicians signed a petition stating that there have been deteriorating health problems among area residents due to the poor air quality caused by increased truck traffic.

“About 100 physicians noted that their patients with asthma and other heart and lung conditions were having more frequent episodes of problems breathing, using medication more frequently and requiring more potent medication,” said CAB Vice President Duane Fickeisen.

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