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The proposed Bradford Bypass highway is likely to degrade air quality in the Bradford area, impacting resident’s health.

Tell decision makers that your health is more important than the Premier’s developer buddies profits.

Traffic related air pollution (TRAP) is known to cause serious health impacts, including asthma, reduced lung function, childhood leukemia, and lung cancer in adults.

Ultra-fine particulate matter, (UFP) which has been poorly understood until recently, is increasingly a major concern, too, due to the ease with which they can be carried through the bloodstream and deposited into organs throughout the body.

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New research by SCGC shows a fuller picture of how building a highway near residential areas is likely to impact residents air quality. Studies by the Ministry only show a partial picture, missing impacts that TRAP may have on recreation, as well as using faulty or incomplete assumptions for future air quality modelling.

Learn more about those impacts here.

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Governments have failed to act to protect our communities and the futures of our children and grandchildren, and they continue to treat our environment as if it’s incidental to life, rather than a foundation for it.

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