Sind Kraftfahrzeuge mit Dieselmotoren noch tolerabel?

Translated title of the contribution: Are vehicles with diesel engines still acceptable?

H. Greim

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Emissions from diesel engines are made up of Inundreds of components, some in tine form of particles and some gaseous. In 2002, the lARC classed diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans. Research in the worl<place and studies on test persons showed inflammatory responses in the lungs, asthmatic responses and cardiovascular effects. The health implications of emissions have been in the public spotlight since the diesel scandal of 2015 and have called into question the acceptance of diesel engine technology. The optimisation of combustion processes in engines and exhaust gas treatment systems have nevertheless made it possible to reduce substantially the substances in exhaust over the last 20 years. In addition, the new test cycles are a practical way of monitoring emissions. The EURO 6 standard means that there is now virtually no difference between the emissions from diesel and petrol engines in newly registered vehicles, although diesel engines consume 15-20% less fuel than petrol engines.

Translated title of the contributionAre vehicles with diesel engines still acceptable?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
JournalArbeitsmedizin Sozialmedizin Umweltmedizin
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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