Vehicle emissions are responsible for about two third of air pollution in the urban area. The diesel fumes have the potential to cause cancer. The human health effects of air pollution differ in the level of severity, causing a range of minor effects to grave illness, as well as premature death in some cases. Most of the conventional air pollutants are believed to directly affect the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

Reduce vehicle pollution-know what to do and what not to do

DOs

  • 1 Carpool. Two - or four - can ride as cheaply as one
  • 2 Carpool. Two - or four - can ride as cheaply as one
  • 3 Use ‘trip chains’ - If your grocery store is near other places you need to visit, do it all at once
  • 4 Clean the carbon deposit from silencer

DON'Ts

  • 1 Don’t use congested roads in rush hours
  • 2 Don’t idle away energy
  • 3 Don’t use vehicles for short distances that you can go by walk
  • 4 Don’t let your oil & air filter unchecked and uncleansed for a long time

Know our country’s emission norms

Bharat Stage emission standards are used to regulate output of air pollutants from internal combustion engine. These were introduced by the Union government in 2000. Since April 2017, BS-IV norms for vehicles have been implemented nationwide. The Government is hopeful of carrying out BS – VI (Euro VI) norms by 2020.

Petrol Emission Norms

NORM CO HC NOx HC+NOx PM
BS-III 2.30 0.20 0.15 - -
BS-IV 1.00 0.10 0.08 - -
EURO-VI 1.00 0.10 0.06 - 0.005

Diesel Emission Norms

NORM CO HC NOx HC+NOx PM
BS-III 0.64 - 0.50 0.56 0.05
BS-IV 0.50 - 0.25 0.30 0.025
EURO-VI 0.50 - 0.06 0.17 0.005