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How can biking reduce air pollution?
Answered by Planet Green
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  1. It's estimated that people in the United States own 70 percent more cars today than they did in 1955 [source: MSN]. All of these cars together dump massive amounts of pollution into our air, which is a significant risk to our health. In fact, you are about three times more likely to die from health risks associated with air pollution than you are from an accident in your car [source: UCF]. Biking more and driving less can significantly cut the amount of pollution released into the air every year, and improve your health in the process. Experts estimate that if only 1 percent of those who drive regularly biked instead, automobile emissions would fall by 2 to 4 percent [source: UCF].

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