School Bus Exhaust
Children's Exposures to Diesel Exhaust on School Buses

News and Information about School Bus Diesel Exhaust

Diesel Exhaust from School Buses
Most U.S. school buses are powered by diesel fuel. Diesel exhaust is comprised of very fine particles of carbon and a mixture of toxic gases. Federal agencies have classified diesel exhaust as a probable human carcinogen. Benzene, an important component of the fuel and exhaust, is designated to be a known human carcinogen. This study concludes that the laws intended to control air pollution in the U.S. and Connecticut must be strengthened to protect the health of children.