Scientists Concerned Over Volkswagen Emissions Scandal
Scientists believe that the falsification of emission date from Volkswagen could have a significant impact on people’s health due to the extra pollution that is pumped into the atmosphere.
About the Volkswagen Emissions
Reuters News Agency report that because of the Volkswagen scandal that showed that company executive’s falsified emission reports may cause more pollution to the air than anticipated.
According to some expects the fake Volkswagen reports could mean that an extra 300,000 and 900,000 tons of extra nitrogen oxide will be pumped into the air.
The main concern comes from Volkswagen’s diesel automobiles that will pollute the air and possible cause health risks.
Risks of Air Pollution
- The World Health Organization (WHO) says air choked with tiny particles, ozone and other pollutants currently kills some 3.7 million people a year.
- Air pollution increases the risk of lung and cardiovascular diseases in the population and has its most severe impacts on people already suffering with conditions such as heart disease, asthma, and other respiratory diseases.
- In 2012, the WHO's specialist cancer research agency reclassified diesel engine fumes as carcinogenic, saying they can cause lung cancer and belong in the same potentially deadly category as asbestos, arsenic, and mustard gas.