Shearston, Jenni A., A. Mychal Johnson, Arce Domingo-Relloso, Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Diana Hernández, James Ross, Steven N. Chillrud, and Markus Hilpert. “Opening a Large Delivery Service Warehouse in the South Bronx: Impacts on Traffic, Air Pollution, and Noise.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 9 (2020): 3208. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093208.
A study done of the noise and air pollution surrounding the area of the Southern portion of the Bronx. This research revolved around the opening of Fresh Directs new site in Mott Haven where the town is already overburdened by pre-existing traffic conditions. The study collected both air samples and noise levels for all hours of the day. The study concluded that, Although other parts of New York have shown an improvement in their conditions, the south Bronx is in further decline.
Sooyoung , Kim, Zafar Zafari, Martine Bellange Bellanger, and Peter Alexander Muennig. “AJPH Global News.” American Journal of Public Health 108, no. 10 (2017): 379–84. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2017.304021.
Research article done on the benefit of installing deck parks across the Bronx freeways. The authors analyzed the benefit to both quality of life and health. It goes into the details of improving lifestyles for many Bronx residents. It does conclude that although they would help greatly, the cost-benefit analysis is incomplete and cannot be said for certain if it would be the most financially plausible.
Spira-Cohen, Ariel, Lung Chi Chen, Michaela Kendall, Ramona Lall, and George D. Thurston. “Personal Exposures to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Acute Respiratory Health among Bronx Schoolchildren with Asthma.” Environmental Health Perspectives 119, no. 4 (2011): 559–65. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1002653.
An in-depth look at the impacts of 24/7 exposure to the air of the Bronx. Scientists collected data of air quality and pollution levels surrounding a select group of school students who were suffering from respiratory diseases. Studies showed that the children were showing increased symptoms of poor air quality which was directly attributed to the constantly increasing truck traffic.