Thursday, December 27, 2012

Exposure to Air Pollution

You may travel green, going by bike or ride a bus, but you may put yourself at possible health risks. The Atlantic Cities published an article on environmental exposure:
"The participants doing the most to reduce carbon emissions by cycling or riding the bus were the people who experienced the highest levels of exposure to pollutants."
Hints: Avoid cycling in busy streets plus stand away from the curb and wait behind the bus shelter.

Here is a link to the summary of the research done at UCSD:
http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/news_releases/release.sfe?id=1295

Link to a paper by Adam Moore from Portland State University on "An Empirical Study of Particulate Matter Exposure for Passengers Waiting at Bus Stop Shelters in Portland, Oregon, USA."

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