How much diesel pollution are you breathing?

February 13, 2008

By Naomi Spector, ACE Member

For commuters in Boston, diesel exhaust from cars and trucks is a health hazard. Students at a local high school in Chelsea have been counting diesel trucks in their neighborhood to bring attention to the issue, and it turns out the rate at which diesel-run vehicles pass through the city is truly alarming. Can you guess how many premature deaths a year are caused by these harmful fumes in Massachusetts alone? Learn how small particles from the fumes emitted can cause heart attacks.

Click here to read the story and see the video of the work ACE's partners are doing in the Massachusetts Diesel Pollution Solution Coalition.