Health & Fitness

Is your favourite paddling spot uncovered to poisonous runoff water?

If your local lake is near a highway, think twice about paddling there.

A new study at Florida State University found that mixing asphalt, sunlight, and rainwater leached high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), known carcinogens, into the water. How Concerned Should You Be About Toxic Drainage Water?

Researchers are just beginning to draw conclusions, but they suspect that the picture is not beautiful. In the meantime, paddle on cleaner waters off the main highways.

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