A new study recently linked outdoor excercise and pollution with various "adverse cardiac outcomes". Read about it here:CNN health
Has anyone here been forced to take some preventive action regarding exercise and pollution? (The way I read it, this study concentrated on people with heart disease, but still...) Do you wear masks while riding? Avoid downtown areas? Don't commute by bike if smog is particularly bad?
BTW: CNN also includes a box of "pollution health tips" apparently courtesy of the American Lung Association. ALL of these "tips" deal with avoiding polluted air, and NONE of them gives any directions as to how to reduce pollution.