State Goes Green One Bus at a Time 

Sun Sentinel

Despite the lack of personal vehicle emissions testing in the state since 2000, some progress is being made to improve the quality of air and lower particulate matter from diesel exhaust fumes in trucks, buses and heavy duty vehicles. Inhalation exposure from diesel exhaust causes acute and chronic health effects and is a known carcinogen that may contribute to cancer, especially lung cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Recently, Broward County Public Schools, the nation’s sixth largest school district, purchased 98 alternative fuel school buses as a way of lowering its operating costs and improve air quality.  

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