16 Jul '12, 11am

Cars Kill, Make Us Fat Says British Report

Cars Kill, Make Us Fat Says British Report

The British Medical Association has updated a 1997 report on healthy transport, and the news is not exactly good. Since the first report, Healthy Transport, Healthy Lives , traffic, car ownership and use, negative effects of a more sedentary lifestyle, and exposure to air and noise pollution (in the UK) have all increased. The reason more people are driving than ever before, the report says, is that the price of car ownership and use in the UK has actually gone down over the last decade. Higher prices for inferior public transport, and less attention paid to the safety and ease of cycling and walking also contributed to the car-driving trend. The report's writers acknowledge that there is a benefit of the increased car usage...the ability to get where you are going faster. The report also notes that there's been an overall longterm decline in road users killed or seriously...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/cars-kill-make-us-fat-says...

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