Smoggy Streets May Make Daily Walk a Health Hazard

Author Name: 
Mary Elizabeth Dallas
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

It's common doctors' advice to the elderly: Walk around the block each day to help stay fit. 

"For many people, such as the elderly or those with chronic disease, the only exercise they very often can do is to walk," noted lead researcher Dr. Kian Fan Chung, of the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London. 

Trouble is, that advice might do more harm than good if you live in a neighborhood with smoggy air, a new study shows. British research suggests the unhealthy effects of breathing dirty air might outweigh whatever benefit the daily walk brings.

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