Predicated on a scholarly study by the University of Michigan and the University of Washington.

All of the buses switched to ultra low sulfur diesel and some used biodiesel. These fuels are projected to lessen particle generation by about 10-to-30 %, the researchers say. Children in the districts missed typically 3.1 college days over nine weeks but there was an 8 % lower risk of being absent in the previous month when riding a bus with ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. For all those riding a bus that was fitted with a diesel oxidation catalyst, there is a 6 % decrease in the chance of absenteeism. Using these and various other measurements, the researchers could actually extrapolate a 14 million day reduction in absenteeism for the nation's bus-riding children if all vehicles were altered to lessen emissions. ‘Our study also suggests that children riding buses with cleaner fuels and technology may encounter better lung development as compared to those riding dirtier buses,’ Adar said.‘Hospital caregivers are on the front lines in giving an answer to the H1N1 pandemic,’ said CHA CEO and President C. Duane Dauner. ‘Although no one yet knows how rapidly the H1N1 flu may spread or how significant the illness may become, it’s essential that the nurses and other clinicians who work inside our community hospitals be given the highest degree of protection possible against the virus in order to continue looking after patients.

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