“95% of school buses in the US run on diesel. But we know there’s no safe level of exposure to diesel exhaust for children,” says new report. Students and their communities, breathe exhaust fumes every single day. That diesel plume – a harmful carcinogen – contributes to lung cancer, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses.
The US comes in third for asthma-related air pollution (behind China and India), with 236,000 cases per year.This group of new studies from researchers around the world confirms that air pollution harms children’s health.
Read about the findings of the American Lung Association’s 2019 State of the Air Report, and find out how your local air quality fared.
Learn how traffic pollution causes asthma, adding to longstanding health concerns about living, working, and playing near traffic-related air pollution.
EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler’s latest tactic? Promote a policy that will vastly increase climate pollution, then lie about its climate impact.
What is diesel exhaust? Diesel exhaust is a type of pollution that comes from the combustion of diesel fuel in heavy duty machinery, trucks, buses, trains, ships, and some cars. Diesel generators and construction equipment can also be important sources of diesel …
¿Qué son los gases de escape de diésel? Los gases de escape de diésel son un tipo de contaminación que surge de la combustión de combustible diésel en maquinarias pesadas, camiones, autobuses, trenes, barcos y algunos automóviles. Los generadores diésel y los …
- Air pollution affects our lungs, brains, hearts, and babies in utero.
- Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to air pollution.
Read about the ways in which new EPA head Andrew Wheeler is attacking clean air regulations and learn about three areas to watch as we move forward.
Read about the Trump Administration breaking off discussions with California and pressing ahead with Clean Car Standards rollbacks.
Oil and gas giants – some of the world’s most profitable companies – are granted hundreds of millions of dollars in tax subsidies each year–while they continue to contribute to dangerous climate change. Millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet. But …