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Shanghai Hits Record Pollution Level On Marathon Day, Causing Runners’ Lungs To Hurt

When air quality levels in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai reach the government’s definition of “heavily polluted,” government officials recommend that children and the elderly refrain from all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else, they say, should avoid prolonged or … Continue reading

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Exercise and Air Pollution

Just recently, the American Lung Association published its report on the latest measurements of soot particles and ozone in the air for almost 1,000 countries and cities in the United States. The results come as no surprise, especially for measurements … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Olympic athletes vulnerable to bad air quality

The effects of air pollution on athletes came to the fore during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, where Steve Ovett collapsed with reparatory problems after the 800 meters final, citing air pollution as a major trigger for his exercise induced … Continue reading

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Learn the benefits of walking to school

Next week is Walk to School Week (21 May to 25 May 2012) Mid Sussex District Council is offering free pedometers to parents who take part. Cars and other motor vehicles account for the majority of air pollution in West … Continue reading

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Relatively low levels of ozone can affect lung function in endurance athletes

Relatively low levels of ozone (<120micrograms/m3) can affect lung function in endurance athletes, making it more difficult to bring large volumes of air into their lungs (Respiratory Effects of Low-Level Photochemical Air Pollution in Amateur Cyclists,” American Journal od Resp. … Continue reading

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Exercising Outdoors: How Does Pollution Affect Athletes?

Exercising Outdoors: How Does Pollution Affect Athletes? | Active.com. Are there are long-term consequences of exercising in air that is polluted? Dr. Morton Lippmann, a professor of environmental medicine at the New York University School of Medicine says given what … Continue reading

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Wearing A Facemask To Limit Air Pollution Exposure During Exercise

Wearing A Facemask To Limit Air Pollution Exposure Lowers Blood Pressure And Improves Heart Rate Variability During Exercise|Medical New Today According to data presented at the World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) Scientific Sessions in Beijing,in June 2012, wearing a facemask … Continue reading

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Urban Running Survival Kit

Runners World Guide to Your Survival Kit Details of The Kit (first published October 2011)

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