Do the Health Benefits of Cycling Outweigh the Risks?

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de Hartog, Jeroen Johan; Boogaard, Hanna; Nijland, Hans; Hoek, Gerard;
  • Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives,volume 118,issue 8,pages1,109-1,116 (issn: 0091-6765, eissn: 1552-9924)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1289/ehp.0901747, pmc: PMC2920084
  • Subject: Poluição do ar | modal shift | Atividade física | traffic accidents | biking | cycling | life table analysis | physical activity | RA1-1270 | Bicicleta | Public aspects of medicine | Review | Acidentes de trânsito | air pollution | Mudança

BACKGROUND: Although from a societal point of view a modal shift from car to bicycle may have beneficial health effects due to decreased air pollution emissions, decreased greenhouse gas emissions, and increased levels of physical activity, shifts in individual adverse ... View more
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