From Thomas Maugh's article in the L.A. Times:
"In the largest and longest study of its kind, USC researchers have found that children living near busy highways have significant impairments in the development of their lungs that can lead to respiratory problems for the rest of their lives."Environmental injustice. Not just for poor neighborhoods anymore. Towards the end of the story, Maughs delivers the punchline:
"All the researchers conceded that there is little that can be done to mitigate the effects of the traffic pollution now."Little other than, oh I don't know, maybe drive less?
(Points to anyone who gets the reference in the title. "You like to make obscure references," while true, is not a valid answer.)