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02 Aug 2006

'In-car' pollution??
I don't get why your exposure to pollution is just as bad inside your car. Not in my car
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01 Jan 0001

The exhaust fumes get sucked back inside the car; also, in the traffic you are surrounded by the fumes from all the other vehicles. The gases and smallest particulates pass into the car's interior with ease. A vehicle's interior is also a small, enclosed space, not allowing for much mixing of air. It's actually advised to leave your window open at least a few centimetres.
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