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Benefits of biking outweigh the negatives of air pollution

Benefits of biking outweigh the negatives of air pollution

Every so often when I’m on my bike in traffic I wonder about the potential impacts of the air pollution I’m riding through. Do the benefits from riding override the negative health impacts of riding in poor air quality? Fortunately, Tainio et al (2016) asked this very question. They also included walking in their study … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert; biking wins. So does walking. The benefits of an active commute far outweigh the negatives of a little extra exposure to air pollution. Read the full details on my blog #linkinbio
Happy international red panda day!
I can't see someone trying to hand feed a stereotypically "scary" human. We're taught not to take candy from strangers from a very young age. And yet many people think nothing of having their kid stand next to a wild animal or offering a wild animal food. But there are significant risks both to the human and the animal. Malnutrition, disease, and injuries are all consequences of interacting with tourists. How do we convince people that animals deserve respect and that doesn't come with food or close contact. Read more on my blog
Have you ever wondered about the environmental impacts of health care? I admit that I have, every time I've had surgery in particular. The greenhouse gas emissions are significant but we don't yet have separated data to compare and improve different treatments. This is the topic of this week's blog post. Check it out from my bio.
There are a lot of kids with cancer who participate in the great cycling challenge Canada, which got me wondering if there is any connection between physical activity and cancer outcomes. Learn more on my blog.
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