There goes the notion of a zero-emission vehicle. The chief suspect is vanadium, which ‘was the only metal that interacted with the macrophages and was also present in both brake dust and diesel exhaust particles’.
The harmful impact of air pollution caused by diesel exhaust fumes on our health is well known, says The Conversation.
It’s responsible for causing everything from respiratory problems to dementia and even certain types of cancers.
But what most people don’t realise is that exhaust fumes aren’t the only cause of air pollution.
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