Stick your head too close to an old car’s exhaust, and we’re willing to bet dollars to donuts that you’ll start coughing. It turns out that vehicle exhaust isn’t just bad for you until the air clears. All that nastiness has a serious long-term effect, and can even cause asthma in children.
That’s the finding of researchers in Europe, who studied children in 10 cities and recently published their findings in the European Respiratory Journal. In fact, as much as 14 percent of all asthma cases are being blamed on traffic exhaust. This makes car exhaust more harmful than previously thought, since previous research stated that traffic simply made already-existing asthma cases worse.
Last year, the World Health Organization found that diesel fumes causes cancer, but as best we can tell, there haven’t been any big new regulations issued because of that finding.
Vehicle exhaust is a real problem for every town, city and province. As our global population grows and more vehicles are added to the road, so does our generations contribution to air pollution. The air pollution we create today will be around for our children tomorrow and it’s effects are rapidly becoming the number one cause of death worldwide.
Those tasked with keeping us safe and away from harm; police, emergency medical services, public utilities are all habitual idlers. The equipment on their vehicles require additional power and in the past there were no other solutions but to idle. Ambulances idle whenever they aren’t plugged in at the station, even outside emergency rooms. Police vehicles will idle for hours at the scene of an accident. Today, there are technologies that provide full equipment operation without polluting. The Independence Package is a fully integrated mobile power idle reduction solution that preserves fuel, reduces exhaust and can prevent the users further contribution to air pollution, childhood asthma and death.
Ultimately, the sooner we eliminate idling and dirty vehicles from the environment, the healthier we’ll be.
Contributing source: Autobloggreen