[Oeva-list] Hmmm

Cory Bertsch pi at hiddenspiral.net
Mon Jul 8 07:33:56 PDT 2013


Exposure to vehicle exhaust during pregnancy has also been tied to an
increased risk of autism.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-18/autism-tied-to-air-pollution-brain-wiring-disconnection.html

On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 6:51 PM, Chase Ballew <nscale7 at aol.com> wrote:
> Vehicle exhaust is dangerous, dangerous stuff, and some studies (Szagun and
> Seidel. 2000) have estimated car exhaust kills five times as many people as
> car crashes, but there classes at far greater risk than EV drivers.
>
> Bicyclists and pedestrians are at far greater risk than EV drivers, since
> the aerobic exercise of walking and cycling pulls pollutants into the
> deepest parts of the lungs, which is not the case when you’re sitting on
> your ass in an EV. Even worse, tailpipes are often mounted on the right-hand
> side, where they discharge directly into the bike lane or sidewalk, while
> the driver of the following car is on the left-hand side and thus is
> somewhat protected. (George. Monsere. Figliozzi. 2010)
>
> Further, EV drivers only sit in traffic for an hour or two per day, while
> people living, working, or going to school along the highways are exposed to
> those pollutants 24/7. People who live near a freeway have asthma at much
> higher rates than the general population and are almost twice as likely to
> die from heart or lung disease (Hoek et al. 2002) while children are six
> times more likely to develop all types of cancers and eight times more
> likely to get leukemia (Pearson et al. 2000). Despite this, their lawsuits
> haven’t exactly stopped new highways from being built (or existing freeways
> widened) and if people can’t win lawsuits even with the ample medical
> research that exists demonstrating harm, EV drivers don’t have a chance.
>
> -Chase
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Munkhoff <gary at greenlivingjournal.com>
> To: oeva-list <oeva-list at oeva.org>
> Sent: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 6:54 pm
> Subject: [Oeva-list] Hmmm
>
> Question -
>
> Now that there are over 100,000 EVers, is that a large enough group to
> form a "class", as in "class action suit"?
>
> Seems as if they should have a case against the harmful effects of being
> exposed to the second hand emissions from all those ICE vehicles sharing
> the road with them (cigarette smoke being the precedence).
>
> Gary M.
>
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