Vehicles such as cars, trucks, motorbikes and buses all give out harmful air pollution throughout their life cycle.
The air pollution emitted during vehicle operation and fuel production can be incredibly harmful not only to the environment, but also to general population health. Pregnant women, newborn children, and those living with chronic illnesses are particularly susceptible to the effects of air pollutants.
The exhaust gas emitted by vehicles is particularly damaging on the environment, and recent studies have shown that the motor vehicle emissions contributing to air pollution are a major cause of smog in larger cities. This exhaust gas contains the likes of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, lead compounds, water vapour and nitrogen oxides, among other harmful pollutants.
According to an article published in the Irish Times in 2018: “Transport is the principal source of nitrogen oxide emissions, contributing about 41 per cent of the total in 2016.”
Although in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index for Health, the air quality in Dublin is considered to be of a good quality – we’d like to help to keep it that way.