Pollution is damaging people
According to a paper in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, burning fossil fuels is
now “the world’s most significant threat to children’s health”. Their life chances are compromised before they are
born. Toxic particles from exhaust fumes pass through the lungs of pregnant women and accumulate in the placenta.
The risk of premature birth and low birth weight this causes is described in the British Medical Journal as “something
approaching a public health catastrophe”.
Among the likely impacts of repeated poisoning, researchers now believe, is a “huge reduction” in intelligence. A
paper published last year found that “long-term exposure to air pollution impedes cognitive performance in verbal and
math tests”. Pollution stunts the growth of lungs as well as minds, raising the risk of asthma, cancer, stroke and heart
I personally plan to trade in my gasoline and diesel vehicles for all electric ones.
My Ford F250 (diesel) will be traded in for a Rivian R1T all electric http://products.rivian.com/
My Lexus RX400h SUV will be traded in for a Rivian R1S all electric SUV
My Cadillac XLR will be traded in for a Tesla Roadster.