Exhausted by Diesel
How America's Dependence on Diesel Engines Threatens Our Health
This is the online version, including all tables and selected figures, of the April 1998 report from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Coalition for Clean Air on the impacts of diesel exhaust on human health. The report makes recommendations and includes success stories about alternatives to diesel fuel.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Diesel: Heavy Use and High Exposures
Chapter 2: Human Health Impacts
Chapter 3: Who is Most at Risk
Chapter 4: Minimal Regulation of Diesel Exhaust
Chapter 5: NRDC and the Coalition's Dump Dirty Diesel Campaign
Chapter 6: Life after Diesel: The Alternatives
Chapter 7: Conclusion and Recommendations
Report Credits and Acknowledgments
Table 1: Substances in Diesel Exhaust Listed by Cal EPA as Toxic Air Contaminants
Table 2: Dirty Cities -- Some Opt Out of Clean Fuel Fleet Program
Table 3: Emissions Comparison of Diesel and CNG Buses
Table 4: Test Results for a Diesel Hybrid Prototype v. Dedicated CNG
For printed copies of this report, see our Publications List.
Exhausted by Diesel: How America's Dependence on Diesel Engines Threatens Our Health. By Gina M. Solomon, Todd R. Campbell, Tim Carmichael, Gail Ruderman Feuer and Janet S. Hathaway. June 1998. Photocopy only, $5.00. Order print copies.
last revised 6/17/1998
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