By Charles Pekow Our health and fitness tops the long list of reasons we choose to ride bicycles. But when we ride along major streets and in downtown areas, we may be unwittingly doing ourselves more harm than good by sucking in auto exhaust from nearby or shared traffic lanes. We don’t really know scientifically […]
Editorial by Dave Iltis As cyclists, we have a lot to lose by breathing dirty air. All the heavy breathing and oxygen processing we need to do to keep going means that we filter larger amounts of toxins than sedentary people. The more toxins in the air, the harder it is to take in oxygen, […]
Cyclists and other outdoor athletes breathe more air on a daily basis than the average Utah citizen, and thus riders exercising outside in Utah’s metropolitan areas face a unique and increased risk of air-pollution induced health problems.