Avoid the Kerb and Busy Roads to Beat London's Pollution

By Gary Cutlack on at

One of the ways in which you can avoid the deathly consequences of living in a polluted city is to simply walk further away from the kerb, with a government-backed report suggesting we can lower exposure to fumes by as much as a third by taking an inside line on the pavement.

The suggestion comes from Dr Iarla Kilbane-Dawe, who helped pen a report on pollution for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Walking or cycling down a less busy road can also cut exposure to bad air by half, with the doctor suggesting that drivers should keep their air vents closed to avoid sucking in the exhaust fumes of their fellow jam-sitters. [Standard]