Traffic kills brain cells » Cyclelicious

Hmm. Okay, so cars cause air pollution. I get it. How does this information really help cycling advocates? I think I’m more exposed to air pollution from cars when I’m on my bike than when I’m inside the car, don’t you?–Corrie

File this under Cars R Coffins: A new study adds to the body of evidence that exposure to air pollutants from vehicle exhaust makes people stupid.

Consider the evidence so far:

Low cognitive function in older women is associated with proximity to car traffic (Ranft et al. 2009)

In middle aged adults, lower cognitive performance is associated with exposure to car fumes (Chen and Schwartz 2009)

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