baudman wrote:I was gonna suggest report it - http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/get-involved/report-pollution
Weeeeeee wrote:bit more alarmist...quoting that cyclists breathe 15x car drivers...vs 2.3x mentioned elsewhere.
bike radar article wrote:The reason why exercising helps bad air to hurt you is simple: when you’re exercising, you breathe in more of it. Up to 15 times more. “As well as sucking in a signiﬁcantly greater volume, you’re also sucking it in much deeper, so it has a greater chance of getting absorbed,” says Mandy Dryer, a respiratory physiotherapist at the Manchester Royal Inﬁrmary.
globe and mail article wrote:At the lower exercise intensity, diesel fumes increased the amount of energy needed to maintain pace and forced the subjects to breathe more heavily. The total volume of air inhaled per minute increased from 39.9 litres in clean air to 44.5 litres with diesel added. But at the higher exercise intensity, which corresponded to a moderate but sustainable effort, there were no differences in respiratory or metabolic response between the clean air and the dirty air.
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