Gas vehicle pollution
Nov 12, 2018
car pollution, many think it's a far away problem that is not real. Just read the FACTS
There are many deadly exhaust gases. They come from gas, Natural Gas, Diesel so don't think you are better switching to these other deadly choices. How can a Doctor saying do not harm or anyone drive and not feel responsible for these deadly gases ?
These FACTS are from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhaust_gas
1) Exhaust gas or flue gas is emitted as a result of the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, gasoline, petrol, biodiesel blends, diesel fuel, fuel oil, or coal. According to the type of engine, it is discharged into the atmosphere through an exhaust pipe, flue gas stack, or propelling nozzle. It often disperses downwind in a pattern called an exhaust plume.
It is a major component of motor vehicle emissions (and from stationary internal combustion engines), which can also include:
Evaporation of unused gasoline
Motor vehicle emissions contribute to air pollution and are a major ingredient in the creation of smog in some large cities. A 2013 study by MIT indicates that 53,000 early deaths occur per year in the United States alone because of vehicle emissions. According to another study from the same university, traffic fumes alone cause the death of 5,000 people every year just in the United Kingdom.
2) CO2 info from https://www.abe.iastate.edu/extension-and-outreach/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-vehicles-aen-208/
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Vehicles (AEN-208)
The lethal consequences of CO in engine exhaust is tragically illustrated by the hundreds of persons who die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a running vehicle inside a closed garage. Others die or become ill in homes with attached garages, while stranded in their car, or while driving or riding in a vehicle with a defective exhaust system.
What causes carbon monoxide poisoning from vehicles?
Operating a vehicle with a defective exhaust system.
Operating a vehicle with a defective emission system or poorly tuned engine.
Driving a vehicle with the trunk lid or rear tailgate open.
Driving a vehicle with holes in the car body.
Allowing children to ride under a topper on a pick-up truck.
Warming up a vehicle in a garage, even with the outside garage door open.
Operating vehicles in a garage, carwash, or any enclosed building.
How does carbon monoxide from vehicles affect the air we breath? Before catalytic converters, a 1973 medical study found that a 90-minute ride on a Los Angeles freeway produced EKG irregularities in 40% of patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease. Expressway CO levels approached 25-100 ppm. The EPA emission standards have reduced the amount of carbon monoxide produced by over 95%. Still, a single vehicle emitting high concentrations of CO can leave a plume (cloud) of carbon monoxide. Following the dirty vehicle and driving in the plume can cause health problems for some people. Iowa does not require state emission checks and it’s common to encounter individual vehicles emitting excessive amounts of CO.
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