(FOX 11) - Sitting in traffic can be stressful and harmful to your health!
According to a new study from the University of Surrey, researchers found drivers caught in traffic jams face great exposure to toxic fumes.
Pollution levels inside cars were as much as 40 percent higher for vehicles stopped at red lights.
Medical experts say that too much exposure can lead to premature death, disease, and other health problems.
Researchers did have some recommendations such as, keeping your windows shut and your fans turned off.
Also, increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
Copyright 2016 FOX 11 Los Angeles : Download our mobile app for breaking news alerts or to watch FOX 11 News | Follow us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , and YouTube . Be a citizen journalist for FOX 11 and get paid - download the Fresco News App today.