Bad Grades for School Buses

Spivey, Angela
August 2002
Environmental Health Perspectives;Aug2002, Vol. 110 Issue 8, pA453
Academic Journal
Reports on a study conducted by U.S. researchers which suggests that riding diesel-fueled buses may increase children's risk for cancer and aggravate respiratory problems. High rate of interior exhaust concentrations inside the diesel-fueled buses; Limitations of the study; Advantage of using alternative fuels by school buses; Ways to reduce emissions by buses using diesel fuel.


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