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EPA Funds Study to Determine Truck Drivers’ Exposure to Idling Emissions

Release Date: 08/12/2004
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John Millett, 202-564-7842 / millet.john@epa.gov


(08/12/04) EPA has awarded $50,000 toward an interagency study on truck drivers’ exposure to harmful air pollutants while parked at truck stops. Idling produces harmful emissions, such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, which can enter the truck cab and create a potentially harmful environment. The study will be conducted by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee. For more information about EPA’s idling program, visit http://www.epa.gov/smartway/idling.htm