Update November 12, 2018- Netflix has a series called Dirty Money. Episode 1 was about the Volkswagen diesel engine emissions scandal where the company rigged their engines to cheat during state emission lab tests.
VW claimed to have the first “clean diesel engine”. In reality, the millions of VWs were belching highly toxic NO2, better known as “NOX”
The film explains how NOX is very harmful to lungs, causing asthma and early death. Those NY waterway ferry boats belch NOX.
Update May 4, 2016- As we first reported five-years ago, the city now confirms with its own study that diesel-powered ferry boats increase pollution at the docking sites “significantly”.
October 1, 2011- The Community Board 1, BPC division, will meet tonight to discuss the problem of diesel exhaust pollution damaging the eyes and lungs of nearby children in the parks by the Vesey Street ferry boat slip. Members of Rep. Nadler and Senators Schumer’s and Gillibrand’s staff have been invited.
In this video, the Chairman of Preventive Medicine at USC, who recently authored a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine on pollution and the Clean Air Act, discusses how engine exhaust causes asthma, delays lung growth, and increases mortality.