Healthy Schools Day
is April 4th, 2019

When it comes to diesel emissions and children’s health…
Does your school get an “A” for action?

  • Diesel emissions can cause cancer and respiratory problems, and are linked to other health effects. Children are more vulnerable to harm.
  • Diesel-powered buses can be an important source of exposure for children.
  • Cleaner bus technologies and a range of low-cost options can reduce exposures for students, staff and communities.

This Healthy Schools Day, let’s take action on diesel emissions to ensure healthier air for our kids.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO

 

Learn more about the health effects of diesel emissions and actions to protect children:

2. AVOID BUS ‘CARAVANNING’

Ensure there is a gap between buses during travel and in loading zones to keep the exhaust of one bus from polluting the cabin air of another.

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3. CHANGE THE TIMING OF SCHOOL VENTILATION

Help reduce the infiltration of diesel bus and other vehicle emissions into schools by ensuring that high ventilation periods do not occur during busy loading/unloading times or rush hour.

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4. UPGRADE AND REPLACE OLD BUSES

Emissions from older buses can be improved with pollution control upgrades, and new technology diesel engines offer vastly improved emissions performance. Best of all, replace old diesel vehicles with new buses powered by cleaner energy such as electricity.

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