Green technology in diesel cars ‘making allergies WORSE’

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Green technology in diesel cars ‘making allergies WORSE’

Post by bindeweede » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:33 pm

I thought diesel cars were generally regarded as not-a-good-idea these days. Here's a short item which probably needs further research.
Green technology in diesel cars is making allergies WORSE, according to a new study.

Vehicles with a soot filter aggravate common allergies more than those without one, the findings suggest.

The filters have been fitted to diesel cars for the last two decades to reduce emissions.
https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/tech- ... rse/12/04/

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Re: Green technology in diesel cars ‘making allergies WORSE’

Post by chaggle » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:31 am

I don't really see how a filter can increase the amount of something...
They work by netting small particles in exhaust fumes but also increase the amount of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) released into the air.
Must be a bit more complicated than they are saying.
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