Engines of the devil: why dieselisation of private automobile fleet should be banned - the case of Delhi

This Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) monograph busted the myth that diesel is the fuel of the future and shows how harmful it is for the health. To understand the problem posed by diesel, it is necessary to understand the new information that has emerged over the last decade about its ill-effects. The first big finding come with air pollution experts discovering that diesel exhaust consists of 10-100 times more particles than petrol. More than that, experts soon began to realise that it is not the total quantity of particles that matters so much for public health as the size of the particles in vehicular exhaust.

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