These include fuel-efficient vehicles that use less oil; cleaner fuels that produce fewer emissions; and electric cars and trucks that can entirely remove tailpipe emissions. Vehicle emission standards have helped cut pollution from cars and trucks by about 90 percent since 1998, with further improvements coming from the Tier 3 standards.Future emissions reductions from trucks and other freight sources are essential for meeting air quality standards and protecting the health of those who live and work close to ports, rail yards, and freight corridors. Credo Reference, https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/air_pollution.
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Nearly one half of all Americans—an estimated 150 million—live in areas that don’t meet federal air quality standards.
Passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks are a major source of this pollution, which includes ozone, particulate matter, and other smog-forming emissions.
A major study on urban pollution carried out in 650 cities worldwide has confirmed the fear that air pollution impacts on human health in the short term and is directly linked to the deaths of elderly people and those already suffering from illness on a daily basis.
The study, performed by an international team of 50 scientists and published in the specialist New England Journal of Medicine, gathers data on cities in 24 countries, including Mexico City, New York City, London and Madrid.
Lagasse, & Columbia University, The Columbia encyclopedia (8th ed.). Retrieved from https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/air_pollution Air Pollution.
Lagasse & Columbia University, The Columbia encyclopedia.
Our physical and psychological wellbeing is affected differently by the kind of air pollution we are exposed to.
There are many organs and bodily functions that can be harmed, the consequences including: to suffer the effects of air pollution and, in this context, people who are already ill are particularly vulnerable, as are children and the elderly.