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Huge Warehouses Can Create Unhealthy Neighborhoods

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- Online retail giants like Amazon have made it easier for people to buy what they want when they want it, but that convenience comes at a cost to people’s health, a new study says.

Huge warehouses that support online shopping increase air pollution in the neighborhoods where they’re located, increasing residents’ risk of asthma attacks and other life-threatening health conditions, researchers found.

Specifically, delivery vehicles and trucks increase the amount of nitrogen dioxide in the air near warehouses by an average of 20%, results show.

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