HEALTH

Asthmatic city children have fewer symptoms if they live within walking distance of a park, study finds

Children with asthma who live in cities tend to experience fewer symptoms if they live near a park, a study revealed.

Researchers looked at inner-city children who have severe asthma and compared the number of days they experienced symptoms to their proximity to parks. 

The results showed that children were more likely another symptomatic day if they live 305 meters away from a park or green space than those living right by one

Children in Baltimore, Maryland, were studied because the city has green spaces but similar levels of pollution as other cities such as New York City and Los Angeles.

Experts recommend children to live by parks to improve their health because it encourages them to go outside and the air in that area is less likely to be polluted.

 

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