Recommendation ID

Exposure to air pollution using different modes of transport How does altering a person's mode of transport and route affect their personal exposure to air pollution?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Mode of transport (such as walking, cycling, using public transport or driving) influences personal exposure to air pollution. Overall, 'active' travel (such as walking or cycling) reduces emissions of air pollutants. But it could potentially increase someone's personal exposure, depending on the route  they take. Research is needed to clarify the health impact of making such changes, including on health-related quality of life.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health
Date issued
June 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/06/2017