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Main Title Diesel Cars - Benefits, Risks, and Public Policy.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.;Department of Transporation, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1982
Stock Number PB82-197377
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Diesel engines ; Exhaust emissions ; Environmental impacts ; Health ; Economic factors ; Regulations ; Combustion products ; Soot ; Carcinogens ; Mutagens ; Evaluation ; Air pollution ; Public policies ; Air quality ; Clean Air Act ; Risk assessment ; Light duty vehicles
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-197377 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 167p
Abstract This final report of the Committee comprehensively discusses the inter-related elements of diesel car use--diesel emissions, health and environmental effects, economic effects, issues, and methodology in regulatory decision making, and analysis of controlling diesel car particulates. The volume examines the scientific, technical and economic factors involved in diesel car use and the implications for regulating such vehicles. Diesel engines emit soot particles and chemicals that are known or suspected carcinogens, toxic substances, and mutagens. The report evaluates the limitations and significance of research to date on health consequences, concluding that while diesel cars and light trucks do not appear to present a threat to health, more additional research and monitoring are required to provide more knowledge. Also discussed are emission control technology; economic impact in terms of capitol investment, consumer prices, maintenance, and road safety; and regulatory approaches available to policymakers. Among the recommendations are: giving consideration to regulation of heavy diesel trucks and buses as a cost-effective strategy; reevaluation of the need for more information; better data gathering to assist in this sequential decision-making approach; and continued research on health and environmental effects of dieselization.
Supplementary Notes Sponsored in part by Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC., Department of Energy, Washington, DC., and Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.
PUB Date Free Form 1982
Category Codes 13F; 21D; 21G; 85H#; 97K#; 68A#; 81J
NTIS Prices PC A08/MF A01
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323814137
Origin NTIS
Type CAT