We know living near a freeway is bad for all manner of lung diseases — asthma, bronchitis, emphysema — and even heart disease. This study builds on 2010 research that also found an association between living near a freeway and autism.
Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis