Health Effects

Asthma and other respiratory problems

Small particles and other air toxics in exhaust exacerbate asthma, COPD, and emphysema, as well as causing bronchitis.

Vulnerable populations: children, over 65, and those with respiratory problems. 

 

 

Heart

Exhaust may cause atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, and eventually heart attacks.

 

 

Cancer

Long-term exposure to some of the chemicals in exhaust, like benzene, have been linked to cancer.

 

 

Other symptoms

Breathing exhaust can also cause headaches and nausea.

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