Friday, January 28, 2011

Cyclists 'unaware of health risk'

By Amanda Dryer, Respiratory physiotherapist, Manchester Royal Infirmary:

Cycling is a great way to get around cities and become fit at the same time - but do cyclists get enough public health information about the damage air pollution could be doing to their lungs?

In this week's Scrubbing Up, Amanda Dryer, based at the infirmary' s Platt Rehabilitation Unit says cyclists need to be given more information about the risks of cycling in polluted areas.

Cycling is fantastic exercise. It yields many health benefits and should not be discouraged due to concerns regarding air pollution.

It is critical however that we raise public awareness about the effects that air pollution has on the respiratory system ... Read more>>

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