What are the effects?

what are the effects of car emmissions or car exhaust fuels?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Hello.

    Hope you are fine.

    Cars, Air Pollution and Health:

    Update June 2009: Driving a car is the most polluting act an average citizen commits. Air pollution is not a good idea for a variety of reasons, large and small. The right ideas for remediation of environmental degradations involve unselfish and compassionate behavior, a scarce commodity. The right ideas involve long-term planning, conservation and a deep commitment to preserving the natural world. Without a healthy natural environment, there will be few or no healthy humans.

    The year 2008 will be remembered as the great collapse of capitalist economies. Among the corporations in trouble in the US and Canada were General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. All three car and truck manufacturers had pushed their larger vehicles on customers who responded to clever marketing that exploited their innate human tendency to seek domination over others. Bigger is better. In 2009, as GM undergoes bankruptcy restructuring, and Chrysler closes plants and dealerships all over the US and Canada, no-one really knows what will happen next - the only certainty is that the future will have to look very different from the past. The focus in on car manufacturers, but the people who buy and drive cars are really the only people in town who can create and new, better future for themselves and their children. The challenge to car companies is not to replace existing vehicles with more fuel efficient versions, but to participate in a new vision of car-free living environments and an end to the madness of traffic, superhighways and lethal accidents.

    Car exhaust is toxic at ground level

    Exhaust from all combustion engines combine to produce local adverse effects on the health of car users and all innocent bystanders. Cities have become islands of toxic chemicals from the unrestrained use of vehicles burning fossil fuels. Cars are noisy, ugly, often dangerous and dominate the experience of modern living. We are now used to the carnage on roads and highways- attempts to reduce death and disability from our motorized containers have not substantially altered the negative impact on society. The adverse health effects of car exhaust are pervasive and difficult to measure.

    Pollution and Climate Change

    Combustion engines contribute to greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere and are responsible for climate changes. A sane, sober revision of vehicle use is long overdue. While ethanol has been championed as an alternative to petroleum fuels, it mainly helps to reduce dependency on oil producing countries. When ethanol is made from corn, more than 75% of its energy value must be spent on its production. Burning ethanol still produces carbon dioxide. Climate change with extreme weather events threatens corn production in the US, where for decades corn surplus were common. The new competition between hastily constructed ethanol plants and food production suddenly in 2008 became an international issue.

    Hope you got it. Thank you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Please forgive me NATA but Carbon Dioxide nearly killed a friend of mine.

    A freezer was not working so dry ice (solid CO2) was put inside to keep the items cold until repairs could be made. He went into the freezer to check on the situation. Two steps from the door he collapsed. If someone was not there just after him to get him out he would have died.

    It seems that in closed environments CO2 will displace the oxygen in the air. You breath normally. He felt no shortness of breath until he suddenly could not move.

    A thermal inversion in a City also creates a closed environment. How many of the resulting deaths are from being deprived of necessary oxygen. Tail pipe emissions contain a significant amount of carbon MONoxide. This is even worse as unlike carbon dioxide it binds with the blood in a way similar to oxygen and is not released as a waste product. It builds up in the blood and deprives the body of oxygen.

    So not everything that is deadly is dependent upon it being toxic. It only has to deprive us of a needed benefit. Too much cold water for another example. An answer that suggests otherwise is reckless and irresponsible.

    Source(s): For an "exhaustive" article about the pollutants and their effects see: http://www.nutramed.com/environment/carschemicals....
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  • holly
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Cars, Air Pollution and Health

    Update June 2009: Driving a car is the most polluting act an average citizen commits. Air pollution is not a good idea for a variety of reasons, large and small. The right ideas for remediation of environmental degradations involve unselfish and compassionate behavior, a scarce commodity. The right ideas involve long-term planning, conservation and a deep commitment to preserving the natural world. Without a healthy natural environment, there will be few or no healthy humans.

    Exhaust from all combustion engines combine to produce local adverse effects on the health of car users and all innocent bystanders. Cities have become islands of toxic chemicals from the unrestrained use of vehicles burning fossil fuels.

    More... http://www.nutramed.com/environment/cars.htm

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  • 1 decade ago

    car exhaust fuels give out harmful gases like carbon mono-oxide and carbon di-oxide which cause many diseases like asthma and bronchitis..these gases are very harmful and also cause the global warming effect which changes the natural temperatures in some places over the world.for example - the ice near the poles is melting due to this effect. this also disturbs the eco-system near these regions.These gases may also rise and join the clouds.And when it rains, along with the water vapour these gases also condense and give rise to acid rains.

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  • Nata T
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    carbon dioxide is a harmless gas. you can breath it mixed with air and not have any short or long term effects. You can ingest it, shot it into your veins and in the concentrations normally seen, not one thing will happen to you.

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  • sonic
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    1.global warming

    2.health hazards

    3.acid rain

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