08 Jul '11, 7pm

Pollution inside school buses: Still a problem, but NYC has a model for solving it

Articles about pollution inside school buses always get my attention. In a new article in Chemical and Engineering News , Janet Pelley writes that new tailpipe emission control technologies are effective at reducing tailpipe pollution that is emitted from the back of the bus, but mostly ineffective at reducing emissions inside the bus. This relates to an old problem that NRDC first exposed ten years ago, when we rented a series of school buses in California and drove them around with pollution monitors inside the bus and inside adjacent cars. Back in 2001, our report, “No Breathing in the Aisles,” found that pollution levels were up to four times as high inside the buses as in our “control cars” in front of the bus. We also found that excess exhaust levels on the buses were 23- 46 times higher than EPA’s cancer risk threshold. This report got a ton of attention back then, ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/rkassel/pollution_insid...

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