Project looks at air quality along the I93 corridor
By Julia Fairclough
If you are over the age of 40 and live in either Ten Hills, East Somerville, or the Mystic River Apartments, researchers want to talk to you about whether living by the highway is a health risk.
Tufts University is working with Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership (STEP) on the "Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health" study, of which the first part entails asking eligible participants to have their weight and blood pressure taken, as well as answer specific questions about health issues. Data from interviews in Somerville will be taken through this summer. The study will then move on to South Boston, Dorchester, and then Chinatown, said Doug Brugge, a Tufts Medical School professor who is directing the project.