Cycling to work extends life for a whole year – despite air pollution.

Commuters using motorised transport lost up to 1 year in YLE more than did cyclists.“ „Benefits of active commuting from physicalactivity are larger than the risk from an increased inhaled dose of fine particles.
Quelle: Levels of ambient air pollution according to mode of transport: a systematic review, The Lancet Public Health, Vol. 2, No. 1, e23–e34, November 25, 2016.

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Health benefits of cycling outweighs risks.

Table 6, all-cause mortality for subjects shifting from car to bicycle. Gain in life days/months per person:
Air pollution     −0.8 to −40 days (−21 days)
Traffic accidents      5 to −9 days (−7 days)
Physical activity 14 to 3 months (8 months)

Do the Health Benefits of Cycling Outweigh the Risks? Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Aug; 118(8): 1109–1116.

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