Where Traffic Fumes Lead To Childhood Asthma
Countries suffering from high levels of air pollution such as China and India are not the worst offenders for traffic-induced asthma cases among children. Kuwait actually had the highest prevalence with 550 new cases recorded per 100,000 children each year. Canada came third with 450 new annual cases. The following infographic provides an overview of the situation in a selection of countries from the research with the United States experiencing an incidence rate of 300 new asthma cases per 100,000 children.
This chart shows the incidence rate of childhood asthma due to traffic pollution (per 100,000 children per year).