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26 September 2011

Cyclists are at increased risk from lung injury

People who cycle through London and other major cities have higher levels of black carbon in their airway cells, experts from the UK have shown.

People who cycle through London and other major cities have higher levels of black carbon in their airway cells, experts from the UK have shown.

The researchers, led by Professor Jonathan Grigg from Barts and the London School of Medicine, aimed to identify whether the way healthy adults commute to work affects their exposure to black carbon. Specifically, they tested the hypothesis that cyclists have higher personal exposure to black carbon.

 
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