Pollution Exposure Peaks at Stop Lights, Study Finds

February 13, 2015 5:00 PM

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FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers are exposed to very high levels of air pollution when they stop at red lights, a new study shows.

The British researchers tracked drivers' exposure to small bits of air pollution, called nanoparticles, as they drove their cars during a normal workday. Cars are known to emit nanoparticles, they added. These harmful pollutants have been linked to increased risk of lung and heart diseases.

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