"Not three minute idling. Not one minute idling. Zero idling! That's the only solution."
- Dr. Geoffrey Gordon, Superintendent (retired), Port Washington Public Schools
There is no safe level of exposure to diesel exhaust. It is a proven cause of both asthma and lung cancer, and has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. It can cause headaches, dizziness and nausea, and exacerbate respiratory diseases through inflammation and irritation of the airways.
Learn about diesel exhaust. Watch time 5:40.
A report from EHHI
Idling school buses and other vehicles on school grounds create an unnecessary risk for students, teachers and staff. Some states have laws that have time limits on idling, but compliance is inconsistent and enforcement is extremely difficult.
We strongly recommend policies that prohibit all idling of vehicles on school property.