Cyclists Suck Cancer-Causing Car Exhaust
Longtime readers might remember Lael as the first person other than me to have “editor” status here on Mission Mission. Nowadays she writes about environmental concerns on a blog called Clamorous Fall (it’s what comes a little while after the Silent Spring), where yesterday she took issue with all the fumes we breathe as cyclists:
I don’t mean to be unreasonable, I even like the smell of exhaust. I love the smell of gasoline and breathe extra deeply at gas stations. But when I’m out on the road, all I can think about is benzene, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter that is flowing into my lungs. Some may choose to buy a “supercool hightech anti-pollution mask” and others may choose to only cycle in rural areas, but these are not really good options for most of us.
Read on for more science and advocacy and pictures of the “supercool hightech anti-pollution mask.”