Rush hour pollution study finds alarming results

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Here is one more reason to hate Atlanta traffic: A new study from Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Duke University researchers shows that some in-car pollution during rush hours is twice as bad as previously thought. The researchers, which include School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Rodney Weber, placed testing devices on passenger seats during peak traffic times. They found more particulate matter inside cars than roadside monitors usually find. The scientists also found more chemicals that cause oxidative stress, which can lead to a host of serious illnesses. 

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College of Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Rodney Weber, pollution, in-car pollution, particulate matter, rush hour, traffic, air pollution
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Jul 24, 2017 - 10:33am
  • Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017 - 11:00am