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A 31-year-old female asked:

I was stopped at a red light behind a car for about 2 mins and i could smell exhaust. the smell was overwhelming and it was hard to breathe, i had my window open but after i felt nauseous and had a sore throat. should i worry about long term damage?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
You are exposed to such vapors in a much more limited way any time you walk along a busy street. Your body can handle what you describe with no problem. Did you have your mask on? Worry about something else !!
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