Items Tagged ‘smog’

Pedaling to work is good for your health, but be aware of traffic-related pollutants

July 28, 2017

Pedaling to work is good for your health, but be aware of traffic-related pollutants

By David Olmos David Olmos

Bike commuting has become more prevalent in Southern California and many cities across the country, and the health benefits of pedaling to work, such as an effective calorie-burning cardiovascular workout, are obvious. But what about the potential negative impact to your health of sharing the road with cars, trucks, and buses spewing pollutants a few […]

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Tags: air pollution, cardiovascular health, environmental health hazards, exercise, heart disease, mental health, physical fitness, smog


Five surprising ways air pollution is making us sick

June 15, 2016

Five surprising ways air pollution is making us sick

By uclahealth uclahealth

Smog isn’t just unsightly. It’s downright dangerous. As you might expect, breathing in the small particles and noxious gases in polluted air can worsen respiratory problems, such as asthma and emphysema. However, your lungs aren’t the only things affected. In fact, air pollution can affect your health from head to toe, starting with these five […]

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Tags: air pollution, asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, cancer, chest pain, depression, emphysema, heart attacks, heart disease, heart failure, life expectancy, lung cancer