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Health Risks to Children and Communities From Recent EPA Proposals and Decisions on Air and Water Quality
Testimony
Testimony submitted to hearings before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senate on February 6, 2007.

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What Parents Need to Know About Diesel School Buses
If your kids are riding a diesel bus to school, chances are they're being exposed to unacceptable cancer risk.

FAQ
Answers to questions including: What are the health effects of diesel exhaust inside school buses? Are all diesel buses equally dangerous? What can I do to reduce my children's exposure to diesel exhaust?
No Breathing in the Aisles
Diesel Exhaust Inside School Buses

Report
This February 2001 study from NRDC and the Coalition for Clean Air shows that children who ride a diesel school bus may be exposed to up to four times more toxic diesel exhaust than someone traveling in a car directly in front of it. The study found that excess exhaust levels on school buses were 23 to 46 times higher than levels considered to be a significant cancer risk according to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and federal guidelines.

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