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Research suggests long commute could increase cancer risk

Posted at 8:11 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 12:37:01-05

Health alert: your commute could cause cancer.

According to researchers at the University of California, Riverside, drivers that spend more than 20 minutes in their car a day are at risk of being exposed to two toxic chemicals: formaldehyde and benzene.

They've both been classified as probable carcinogens by the American Cancer Society.

Researchers found the chemicals are embedded in vehicle carpets, paints and fuels.