Why stopping at red lights is bad for you

February 13, 2015 6:35 PM

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Why stopping at red lights is bad for you

If you already find it annoying to be forced to stop at a red light, we have unfortunate news for you: It's also bad for your health.

A study out of the UK's University of Surrey and published in Atmospheric Environment finds that when drivers are stopped at a traffic light, they are being exposed to harmful nanoparticles emitted from vehicles; these pollutants are known to factor into heart and respiratory diseases.

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