"I've been out before but this time it's much safer in."
July 29, 2008 3:28 PM   Subscribe

As an inveterate L.A. bike commuter (not to mention recently losing a close family member to cancer), this article made me wonder what sort of tests I should be having to measure the impact of particulate air pollution on my body. Recommendations? And how often? (I'm biking 30 miles a day in rush-hour traffic, year-round.)
posted by mykescipark to Health & Fitness (1 answer total)
Biking in LA exhaust fumes might be similar to simply living day-to-day in even smoggier cities like Mexico City or Beijing. I'd pay special attention to your respiratory function--asthma, chest infections, etc. Maybe a blood test for heavy metals.

You're doing good things for your body by being so active, though, so it may outweigh the risks of breathing in the pre-smog.
posted by oceanmorning at 5:32 PM on July 29, 2008

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