Cycling in peak hour won’t harm respiratory health

Inhaling air polluted by vehicles in peak hour traffic won’t harm cyclists’ health, according to new research.

While travelling on less congested routes will reduce the number of ultrafine particles inhaled, the change is unlikely to impact cyclists’ health unless they suffer from a respiratory condition such as asthma.

The study, which was undertaken over three years, also found women cyclists were more likely to detect odour increases in exhaust emissions, suggesting a higher sensitivity to exhaust exposure.

Read more at Queensland University of Technology