Fate and Transport
Methods for Measuring Human Exposure
Strategies for Preventing or Controlling Exposure
Children are exposed to diesel exhaust in the air they breathe
- Since it is dispersed throughout the atmosphere, it is a part of the background environment.
- School-age children are at risk for additional exposures because many are transported by diesel-powered school buses
- Further, because school buses travel and wait and park near school buildings, children who do not ride the buses but attend the school are exposed to higher concentrations in this vicinity.