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What Car Exhaust May Be Doing To You

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When you stop at an intersection, traffic light or slow-moving traffic, do you think about the exhaust fumes coming from the vehicle in front of you? Here are a few tips to protect you.

Pollutants are all around us and most of us are unaware of what we are breathing in while seemingly safe inside the environment of our automobiles.

We don’t always think about the environment around us as we sit in traffic each day, but here are a few things that may protect you from harmful toxic pollutants

I often wondered why some people would stay way back from the car in front of them at a red light, maybe this is the reason.

Pollutants are all around us and most of us are unaware of what we are breathing in while seemingly safe inside the environment of our automobiles.

Check out some facts about exhaust fumes and a few tips that may help protect you from some of the harmful pollution we breath in on our daily commute.

 

  • You are exposing yourself to 29 times the amount of car exhaust when you’re sitting in traffic, and that could cause you some health issues down the road.
  •  40% more fumes when you’re in your car as opposed to walking near heavy traffic.
  •  Keeping your windows rolled up will eliminate about 75% of the fumes
  •  Make sure your AC or Heat is set to recirculate the air inside your vehicle, that way you will not be sucking in new air that contains more toxins from automobiles.
  •  Don’t pull right up to the car in front of you, keeping back a few feet will also allow the exhaust to disperse into the air before it hits your vehicle.

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