Diesel As Dangerous As Asbestos, But Europe Looks The Other Way

Picture courtesy mskcc.org

In America, Volkswagen AG sold nearly 600,000 diesel cars with cheater software, and the company is facing the full brunt of the law. In Europe, the company sold some 8.5 million of the cars that emit cancer-causing gases in much higher concentrations than already lax EU laws allow, and there is little more than finger-wagging.

In America, Volkswagen’s cheater-diesels could have caused some 100 earlier deaths, the New York Times figures. In diesel-saturated Europe, the emissions are estimated to cost more than 100,000 lives per year, but the matter is swept under the carpet.

In yet another chapter of the EU-wide cover-up …  More in Forbes.