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UBC Bike Study Seeks Cyclists

release by the University of British Columbia

April 9, 2011 (Vancouver, BC) – Are you interested in cycling, air quality and impacts on your health? We invite you to participate in a research study on the health effects of air pollution among cyclists. We are inviting recreationally active people aged 19‐39 years to participate in a research study related to the health impacts of cycling in an urban environment.

You will be asked to bicycle along two routes in Vancouver, while instruments on a bicycle measure the air pollution you are exposed to during the ride. You will be asked to provide a small blood sample and complete a non‐invasive test of blood vessel health (similar to a blood pressure measurement) before and after each ride.

Each participant will need to bicycle for one hour on two occasions. Subjects must be non‐asthmatic, and have no other cardiovascular or respiratory diseases. If you are interested in learning more about the study, please contact: ubc.bike.study@gmail.com

Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Brauer, Professor School of Environmental Health
University of British Columbia
ubc.bike.study@gmail.com





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