Safe and healthy travels

Summer season is coming up and many families are planning a family vacation. However, when travelling by car, exposure to toxic traffic fumes is about 10 times higher inside the car than outside. Children are in the back of the car and the fans are sucking the fresh exhaust coming out of the car in front of them straight into the back of the car.

Especially children are vulnerable to air pollution because it can stunt the growing of their lungs and because it increases the risk of sensitization which can lead to asthma and other respiratory conditions. But not only does air pollution have effect on our physical well-being, it also affects the ability of children to concentrate and slows their reaction times.

The best thing for all our health is to leave our cars behind. It’s been shown that the health benefits of walking and cycling far outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, even in cities with high levels of air pollution, according to a study led by researchers from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge.

If more drivers knew the damage they could be doing to their children...







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