Friday, January 15, 2010
Urban Cycling Can Be Bad for Your Lungs
Riding your bike to work, if you work in an urban setting, may do more harm than good for your health, and not just because of the risk of collisions with motor vehicle drivers. According to this report in the January 15th issue of Scientific American, fine particles emitted from auto and truck tailpipes pose a serious health risk to urban cyclists. The author recommends wearing anti-pollution respiratory masks that filter out up to 95% of harmful particles.