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Old 01-01-17, 12:00 AM
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What's the air like in your town?

How polluted is the air where you live? Is anything being done about it? The situation here in Spain is going from bad to worse, thanks in large part to the over-reliance on cars. The situation is so bad in Madrid that they have had to ban half of the cars from the roads by implementing an odd/even license plate system.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-pollution#_=_

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Diseases likely to be caused by the inhalation of car exhaust fumes are:

1.Cancer: Vehicles emit numerous
carcinogenic chemicals. Diesel contains
benzene, formaldehyde, and 1,3-
butadiene — all these are well
recognized carcinogens. It was
observed that vehicle emissions
account for as many as half of all
cancers attributed to outdoor air
pollution.
2. Cardiovascular diseases: Death and
hospital admissions for myocardial
infarction, congestive cardiac failure
and cardiac arrhythmia increase with
increase in the concentrations of
particulate and gaseous pollutants. As
concentrations of airborne particles
increase, those with cardiovascular
disease may experience increasing
severity of symptoms, rates of
hospitalization, and mortality.
3. Asthma attack: Diesel exhaust is
especially dangerous, containing nearly
40 hazardous pollutants. The mixture
contains carbon particles that are
exceptionally small in size, less than
one micron. These fine particles may
be deeply inhaled into the lung and
carry with them a collection of
attached hazardous compounds. Diesel
emissions increase the severity and
duration of asthma attacks.

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