Not only is sitting in traffic jams costly in wasted gas and time, it can also kill you. Researchers in Germany have found that people caught in traffic jams have a three times greater chance of suffering a heart attack. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that nearly one out of 12 heart attacks were linked to traffic.
The study followed 690 individuals who survived at least 24 hours after the onset of their heart attack. By studying their activities, the researchers were able to draw a connection between the heart attacks and the exposure to traffic.
They concluded that the time an individual spends in traffic increases the liklihood of a heart attack. This logically infers that spending time in traffic jams will increase your medical costs and gives you yet another financial reason to wake up an hour or two earlier to commute to work rather than in the heart of the morning and ev TRAFFIC JAM AFFECTS SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT
Traffic jam affects the society in some of the ways below:
• creates mental stress in the motorists
• paves way for wastage of fuel and wear & tear of vehicle parts which ultimately waste the money of the motorists • becomes a cause for rash driving and road accidents involving loss of lives • makes the motorists to inhale lot of vehicular smoke emissions in a short period of time causing many diseases Traffic jam affects the environment in some of the ways below: • efficiency of fuel usage by idle running of vehicle engines in low speed is very low leading to wastage of fuel which ultimately results in over exploitation of fossil fuel reserves • vehicles at low speed emit lot amount of carbon monooxide, unburnt fuel particles, suspended particulate matters and other pollutants into atmosphere causing air pollution more grave • when vehicles start to move slowly, noise pollution is created by blowing horns by the motorists EFFECTS OF WATCHING TOO MUCH TV
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