Cars and health (ô tô và sức khỏe)
Transportation contributed more than half of the carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, and almost a quarter of the hydrocarbons emitted into our air. The Ingredients of Air Pollution
That’s the plan from the Ford Motor Company, which is working with healthcare companies WellDoc, Medtronic and SDI Health to include health and wellness in-car connectivity solutions on the Ford SYNC platform.
Exposure to transport-related air pollution varies, as some groups may be more exposed, depending on how long they stay in polluted areas and what they do while there.
Of course, the risk posed to children by smoking in cars is the same as it is smoking at home and I d urge parents who do smoke to heed the warning
People living near power substations and high tension lines are at a danger of neurological damage, cancer, and cardiac rhythm problems.
The environmental health cost of driving an electric vehicle using electricity from solar or wind generators could be as much as 50 percent less than environmental and health toll of using gasoline.
The explosion of a a deep sea oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is a reminder that gas and diesel consumers are partners in causing environmental degradation and disasters.
A few of my clients who are electrically sensitive can tolerate a few gas-powered vehicles, but become very ill whenever they drive or ride in a hybrid or electric car.
The two types of electricity that we use (alternating and direct currents, or AC / DC) have different properties in the types of EMF they create. AC creates much larger EMFs and much more EMR than does DC power.
Among the circumstances: fewer crashes and reduced fuel emissions - both of which will have implications for health care providers.
When we spoke with Stromolo in his office at Ford, he was wearing a Pebble smartwatch on one hand and a Basis smartwatch/fitness tracker on the other.
The partners also studied the biological effects of the EMFs observed in electric vehicles. One of their experiments focused on cardiac cells, to check if EMFs affect the electrical processes of the heart.
Carbon monoxide reduces the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity which can reduce the availability of oxygen to key organs. Extreme levels of exposure, such as might occur due to blocked flues in domestic boilers, can be fatal.
Clean vehicle and fuel technologies provide us with an affordable, available means of reducing transportation-related air pollution and climate change emissions.