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Diesel Soot Health Impacts

Diesel & Health in America:
Diesel Soot Health Impacts
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New Jersey

Map of diesel soot cancer risk

Diesel Health Risk

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How your risk may be higher depending
on where you live and work


Annual Diesel Fine Particle Health Impacts (NATA 2005):

Adults
395Premature Deaths
387Non-Fatal Heart Attacks
56,407Work Loss Days (WLD)
330,429Minor Restricted Activity Days (MRAD)
Children
381Asthma ER Visits
629Acute Bronchitis
8,070Lower Respiratory Symptoms
6,161Upper Respiratory Symptoms
13,451Asthma Exacerbation
Monetized Value of Health Impacts
$3.5 Billion

How the analysis was performed


How the Risk from Diesel Soot in New Jersey Compares to the Other Lower 48 States and District of Columbia:

map RankingRanking out of 48 states and the District of Columbia:*

9 of 49

84%
v
0% 10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%
healthiest States[PERCENTILE]unhealthiest States

What are percentiles?


Cancers per Million in New Jersey:

        182
        56
       
  Inhaled
Diesel
Soot
  Other
Inhaled
Toxics
 

How did CATF compare the risk of diesel
particulate to other air toxics?


Diesel Emissions (2005):

Pollutant Annual Tons
per Year
Highway
(on road)
Heavy Equipment
(non road)
NOx 70,463 45,331 25,132
PM2.5 3,397 1,142 2,254
PM10 3,652 1,328 2,324
CO 24,041 11,454 12,588
VOC 4,808 2,033 2,775
SO2 4,510 973 3,536

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