So, now it seems that driving is almost as hazardous for your health as smoking. For those of you who commute to work every day, in traffic congested areas, your lungs are being exposed to pollution that accounts for up to 45% of your daily not-recommended dosage of air pollutants. The only greater health risk is smoking, according to some University of Southern California(USC) scientists who studied the driving habits of urban commuters. 45% for only approximately 6% of time spent in one's car.
Drive with your windows shut.
Turn on your air recirculation.
Take a train (though I would think this was as hazardous).
Bike it around, on less travelled thoroughfares (though I'd think this too would expose you to even more pollutants.
Good luck trying to find a solution. But if you smoke. I'd quit, now.
HatTip: Prevention Magazine