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Babies in bike trailers exposed to higher pollution levels

Air Quality

14 March 2022
 

Babies and children sitting in bicycle trailers breathe in more polluted air than the adults riding the bikes, according to research from the University of Surrey.

In research published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials Advances, Surrey’s Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) found that on typical school or nursery runs, the average concentration of coarse air pollution particles in a bike trailer is 14% higher than at cyclist height and 18% higher than cyclist height in the...

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