Submitted by:

Christian Thalacker for Louisville Biodiesel

We'll take ownership!

We pledge to:

  • Increase educational persistence, performance, and progress.

Project Description:

Serve as an advocate by furthering 55,000 Degrees by serving as an advocate for children's rights to be cancer and asthma-free. Problem - What do school buses need so they WON'T be toxic and cancer-causing according to the World Health Organization? Solution - Follow North Carolina's decade-long success using non-toxic, non-cancer-causing, commercially available, year-round, cost-effective, recycled from waste Bio-Diesel. What the Experts Say - The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization (WHO). Its major goal is to identify causes of cancer. The IARC classifies diesel engine exhaust as "carcinogenic to humans," based on the evidence that it is linked to an increased risk of lung cancer. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) is formed from parts of several different US government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The NTP has classified exposure to diesel exhaust particulates as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen."