How particles from untreated diesel engines poison everything that breathes, humans and wildlife.
Carbon particles, and in particular ultra-fine particles (UFPs), have been declared a known carcinogen since 1988, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Problem of acceptability of local residents to bear pollution from ship emissions
Public health issues are by definition of public interest. However, dealing with the problem of particles is becoming an issue of general interest as science and its knowledge progress. Consequently, any solution that contributes to improving the maritime sector by limiting its nuisance for the population and preserving the health of local residents, will preserve it for the future.