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.
Exhaust may cause atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, and eventually heart attacks.
Long-term exposure to some of the chemicals in exhaust, like benzene, have been linked to cancer.
Breathing exhaust can also cause headaches and nausea.
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