The most important nuisance components in car exhaust fumes are outlined and the damaging effects on humans and on the environment are explained. Particular attention must be paid to the increase in carbon dioxide production as a combustion product because of its ultimate effect on climatic changes. Human health is directly affected by carbon monoxide. Noise produced from motor vehicles is to a large extent damaging to health. As a result of worldwide legislation for protection against these effects from vehicle traffic and because of development measures in industry, great advances have been made in the reduction of environmental damage. Further improvements are underway. It is also important that the advances achieved in new vehicles must be maintained throughout their lifespan. More intensive service of vehicles and stricter surveillance would appear to be urgently required. (TRRL)

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    Manzsche Verlags-und Universitaetsbuchhandlung

    Kohlmart 16
    1014 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Lenz, H
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • German

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 48-53
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Special Issue
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM