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  • New study quantifies the global health impacts of vehicle exhaust
    New study provides a picture of the global, regional, and local health impacts attributable to emissions from four transportation subsectors: on-road diesel vehicles, other on-road vehicles, shipping, and non-road mobile engines such as agricultural and construction equipment. The study, by researchers from the International Council on Clean Transportation, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the University of Colorado Boulder, links state-of-the-art vehicle emissions, air pollution, and epidemiological models to estimate health impacts at the global, regional, national, and local levels in 2010 and 2015. Also, see statement from Diesel Technology Forum suggesting that the "Research Validates the Benefits of New-Technology Diesel Engines."




  • Children boarding a school busNew U.S. EPA Resource Helps Schools Reduce Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution
    Nearly 17,000 schools in rural and urban areas across the U.S. are located near heavily traveled roads, exposing kids to traffic-related air pollutants. To help schools reduce kids' exposures to traffic-related air pollution, EPA has compiled best practice solutions that schools across the country have employed. Best Practices for Reducing Near-Road Pollution Exposure at Schools summarizes several strategies that can be used by schools including ventilation, filtration, voluntary building occupant actions, school transportation policies, school siting and site layout decisions, and the use of sound walls and vegetative barriers. Read EPA's blog to learn more, and share this resource with others who may be interested.