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The Environmental Effects Of
Vehicle Exhaust on Childhood
Asthma In NYC/Brooklyn
By: Tyler Joseph

Los Efectos Ambientales en los
Niños en NYC/Brooklyn debido a
los escapes de los vehículos
Por: Tyler Joseph

Air Pollution
- One of the biggest environmental threats to NYC Residents.
- Caused by motor vehicle exhaust (cars, buses, diesel trucks)
- Affects children and their prevalence of Asthma
- Mostly targets communities of color and poor neighborhoods
- According to NYC Environmental Protection, vehicles produce various
forms of air pollution which contributes to an estimated 6% of annual

Contaminación Ambiental
- Una de las mayores amenazas ambientales para los residentes de la ciudad de
Nueva York:
- Causado por los escapes de los vehículos (carros, buses, camiones diesel)
- Afecta a los niños y aumenta el riesgo de asma infantil
- Los más afectados son las comunidades de color y vecindarios de
bajos ingresos.
- De acuerdo al Departamento de Protección Ambiental de la ciudad de
Nueva York, los vehículos producen varias clases de contaminación
ambiental que contribuyen anualmente al 6% de las fatalidades.

Major Pollutants
Fine Particulate Matter

Nitrogen Oxides

Elemental Carbon

Mayores Contaminantes
Partículas finas

Óxido de Nitrógeno

Carbono elemental

Fine Particulate Matter
-  Airborne fragments of a diameter of 2.5
micrometers or less.
-  Penetrates lungs causing airway inflammation.
-  Increases chances of lung cancer.
-  New York State Department of Health states it has
caused an average of more than 2,000 deaths
and 5,000 emergency department admissions for
asthma based on levels in 2009-11.

Partículas Finas
-  Fragmentos en el aire con un diámetro de 2.5
micrómetros o menos.
-  Penetra los pulmones creando inflamación en las
vías respiratorias.
-  Aumenta los riesgos de contraer cáncer de pulmón
-  Ha causado más de 2,000 muertes y 5,000
admisiones por urgencias a causa de asma basado
en niveles de 2009-2011, de acuerdo al
Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York

Nitrogen Oxides
-  Gases produced by fuel combustion.
-  Exposures are associated with lung
irritation, leading to hospital visits for
respiratory conditions.
-  Every year motor vehicles contribute
approximately 11% of the local PM and
28% of the nitrogen oxide emissions.

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