A new research study from the London School of Economics indicates that after looking at 5 years of data when the air levels of nitrogen dioxide increased by just 1 microgram for each cubic meter, the number of vehicle collisions also increased by 2%.
The researchers also adjusted for extra traffic and determined that the increase in car accidents still resulted. The researchers believed that an itchy nose, watery eyes and the toxic air could all impair a driver’s ability to stay focused on the road. That nitrogen dioxide can build up inside a small space which could have a greater impact on the levels of air pollution inside a vehicle.
Air pollution is a serious concern in numerous different places around the world and can involve multiple different toxins like Sulphur dioxide, ozone, small particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide. However, it was nitrogen dioxide that was evaluated as having the most significant impact. Air quality and air pollution are significant issues across California.
There are many different causes of vehicle, truck, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents in California, however. You might have been struck by a drunk driver, a distracted driver, or a drowsy driver. All can be equally dangerous and can leave a victim with catastrophic, life-changing injuries. If you have recently been involved in a vehicle accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.

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