Green, natural environments may ameliorate adverse environmental exposures (e.g., air pollution, noise, and extreme heat), increase physical activity and social engagement, and lower stress. Researchers aimed to examine the prospective association between residential greenness and mortality.

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A body of literature has developed suggesting an elevated risk of lung cancer associated with particulate matter and traffic-related pollutants. The researchers examined the relation of lung cancer incidence with long-term residential exposures to ambient particulate matter and residential distance to roadway, as a proxy for traffic-related exposures.