30 Sep '15, 12pm

How Pedestrians Can Protect Themselves From Diesel Exhaust

I have a doctor friend, a lifelong germaphobe, who always holds his breath whenever someone walking toward him sneezes, then lets it out after the fellow has passed him by. Now I find myself doing the same thing when a diesel vehicle comes along. My hypochondriacal tic began last week, when Volkswagen admitted that it had fitted 11 million diesel cars worldwide with engine-control software that cheats on the standard emissions test. The software clamps down on emissions when it senses that the car is running on a laboratory’s dynamometer , then lets the engine rip when the car is back on the open road. Here the critical pollutants were nitrous oxides, or NOx . But diesel engines also make a lot of carbon particulates, which are caught in special traps. Even so, a lot of them get out, and like NOx , they’re bad for your lungs. Diesels predominate in European cities, so they...

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