Diesel Publications

May 18, 2009

PDF iconDiesel Brochure (218 kb, pdf)

  • hot spots
  • impacts
  • kids clean air zones

...and more

PDF iconDiesel Fact Sheet (37 kb, pdf)

The new Diesel Risk Reduction Law, P.L. 2005, c. 219, enacted on September 7, 2005, is a first step toward

addressing an urgent public health issue: controlling particulate matter from diesel-powered vehicles. Diesel

emissions contain more than 40 known and probable carcinogens, including fine particles, commonly called soot.

These pollutants are known to cause or exacerbate asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, heart disease and premature

death. By reducing exposure to diesel particulates through retrofits to vehicles and the use of ultralow sulfur fuel, New Jersey can save lives and reduce health care costs.

PDF iconKids Clean Air Zones presentation (3.6 mb, pdf)

New Jersey's Big Dirty Diesel Secret

  • 2nd greatest cancer risk from diesel soot.
  • 4th worst in the U.S. for non-cancer impacts.
  • From Hudson County to Cape May, soot levels were 1394 to 256 times higher than what the U.S. EPA advises.

PDF iconThe Diesel Emissions Reduction Resolution (59 kb, pdf)

PDF iconDiesel Health in America: The Lingering Threat, New Jersey Summary (24 kb, pdf)

Pollution and incidences of cancer broken down by county