An expert finds New York City's air is full of foreign matter, including rubber and rustSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 10/07/2012 - 16:26
An expert finds New York City's air is full of foreign matter, including rubber and rust
Bits of clothing, fat, carbon, fungus and dead skin cells also flutter through New York's atmosphere
BY VICTORIA CAVALIERE / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
PUBLISHED: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012, 9:41 PM
UPDATED: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012, 12:45 PM
Big Apple air is a bizarre brew of bacteria, pollen, clothing fiber, fungus, tire rubber, dead skin cells, cooking fat and carbon emissions.
The truth of exactly what New Yorkers breathe comes courtesy of air expert Bill Logan, who grabbed a “spore sucker” of his own design and joined the Daily News for a tour of the city.
The results might surprise you.
Yes, there’s the expected pollution in midtown and the South Bronx, and neighborhoods with lots of trees tend to have pollen and fungus in the air. But each breath you take — about 33,000 a day — also might include spores, bacteria, pollens, tiny bits of glass, starch and fat.