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Ridgewood NJ, at last night council meet Dr. Salvin Santino made a compelling case during public comment that Dr. Santino said he was flabbergasted that the Village was still considering sports fields at the Schedler Property. The Dr. went on to say that is it “medically wrong” to have children exercise in an area with close proximity to a very trafficked high way .
Dr. Santino went on to share the science data that led to his statement . “Pollutions comes in many different forms . Most pollution we talk about is small particle carbon dioxide but there are other kinds of pollution ie large particle pollution generated from cars and trucks” in exhaust, with diesel fumes being among the most carcinogenic . The Doctor then referred to the brake down of rubber from car tires, and the release of carcinogens when brakes on cars are applied.
Exercise he said ,”only increases your metabolism and increases your intake of carcinogens if you are near them”. he went on “Children are even more susceptible to the negative effects of these carcinogens.”