New research from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center finds kids who live near or attend school near a major highway or interstate have an increased risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of the traffic- related pollution.
Lots of kids could be at risk
Studies have shown 40% of children attend school within 400 meters of a major highway. Another 11% of the population in the U.S. lives within a 100 meters of a four-lane highway.
A power outage early this morning cut off electric service to the University of Cincinnati main campus and the UC Medical Center, but it was restored before noon.
The campus and UC Medical Center were without power from shortly after 8 a.m. until 11:20, according to tweets from the university and UC president Santa Ono. The hospital kept operating on a back-up power system.
The university has its own power grid which is fed electricity by Duke Energy. It is not known what caused the outage at the UC substation.