JunkScience.com readers have previously learned that EPA has been subjecting human study subjects (without obtaining informed consent) to exceedingly high short-term exposures to diesel exhaust (2-hours at roughly 30x typical ambient PM2.5 exposures). You’ve also learned that these experiments have been conducted with exceedingly high short-term ozone exposures (i.e., 400 ppb, when the EPA 8-hour standard is 75 ppb). But we haven’t so far seen… Continue reading
Category Archives: Diesel
Confused: Calif. regulators claim diesel rules reduce global warming — even though their own study says opposite
From “ARB claims diesel engine controls reducing climate change impact in California”: Continue reading
“The diesel engines at issue are designed to cut power if exhaust filters are not kept clean.” Continue reading
States are pre-empted from regulating motor carriers — as in forcing either the replacement of engines or retrofitting of equipment with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF’s) that can cost upwards of $20,000 per vehicle. Continue reading
So it’s not okay for school buses to idle, but EPA can idle a truck and pump its diesel exhaust into the lungs of elderly people?
From the Danbury Daily Voice:
Idling diesel engines emit pollutants, which can cause or aggravate a variety of health problems, including asthma and other respiratory diseases, and the fine particles in diesel exhaust are a likely human carcinogen,” the EPA said in the statement. “Diesel exhaust not only contributes to areawide air quality problems, but more direct exposure can cause lightheadedness, nausea, sore throat, coughing and other symptoms.
The mixture of particulates and chemicals found in urban air is more toxic to lung cells than a common test suggests, report researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es301431s). The finding sheds light on how the complex blend of particulates, gases, and semivolatile species in urban air may affect health. Continue reading
New research in the FASEB Journal shows evidence of neuroinflammation in the brains of mouse fetuses exposed to diesel exhaust, and increased immune activity in areas of the brain that control metabolism Continue reading
Forest fires and emission of air pollutants, which include fumes from vehicles running on diesel and slow burning of coal and charcoal, release isocyanic acid in the troposphere. Continue reading
First CO2, Now Diesel – WHO Classifies Diesel As Being As Dangerous As Mustard Gas, Asbestos And Arsenic!
Anyone who still does not believe environmentalism is a front for repressive, authoritarian-like state control of our lives can now look at yet another example that it is indeed so. And again the target is poor countries. Continue reading
I think they want you to retain more diesel soot in your lungs or maybe soot in your lungs causes global warming… Hard to tell from their opening line: Continue reading
France should rein in tax policies favouring diesel engines after a World Health Organisation review found a clear link between their exhaust emissions and cancer, the country’s environment minister said. Continue reading
LONDON (Reuters) – Diesel engine exhaust fumes can cause cancer in humans and belong in the same potentially deadly category as asbestos, arsenic and mustard gas, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said on Tuesday.
The US Defense Department consumes more energy than any other department or sector in the country, spending around $20 billion annually by some estimates; but ambitious plans to make it the nation’s green leader have been swept under the rug over budgetary concerns that smack of campaign politics. Continue reading
A study commissioned by the California Trucking Association claims the combined effect of a proposed cap-and-trade carbon emissions program and a pending 2020 low-carbon fuel standard by the California Air Resources Board could potentially drive diesel fuel prices up to $6.69 a gallon. Continue reading
Study: Clean fuel directives will lead to job losses, drive price up to $6.69/gallon Continue reading
Sooty, finicky diesel engines are a thing of the past, boosting prospects for the fuel-efficient automobiles in America Continue reading
A RISE in black-coal mining and increased activity in the transport sector drove up the nation’s emissions of carbon dioxide by 0.6 per cent last year. Continue reading
New research from North Carolina State University shows that federal requirements governing diesel engines of new tractor trailer trucks have resulted in major cuts in emissions of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) – pollutants that have significant human health and environmental impacts. Continue reading
Arnett: Shades of EPA: The Flawed Human Health Effects Epidemiology in the California Air Resources Board’s Diesel Truck Emission Rules
“The CARB’s diesel exhaust regulation is based on flawed science and will produce little or no reduction in premature death.” Continue reading