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Brockton Mayor, James E. Harrington Calls Press Conference to Unveil Newly Adopted Auto Emissions Technology Acquired With Federal Stimulus Money
Date:4/22/2009

sachusetts than most other states on the U.S. In fact, asthma is becoming increasingly more common, from 2000-2007, the number of adults that currently have asthma increased 16% and for the 2006-2007 school year the prevalence of asthma among school age children grades K-8 was 10.8% - that is over 82,000 children.

Jonathan Levy, Associate Professor of Environmental Health and Risk Assessment at Harvard School of Public Health, stated that "fine particulate matter is one of the most significant environmental risk factors faced by communities, with impacts felt most strongly by those with diseases like asthma and cardiovascular disease. Measures to reduce fine particulate matter emissions, especially in communities like Brockton with high population density and a number of vulnerable individuals, would be expected to be health-beneficial."

Cities across the U.S. are struggling to come up with a way to apply for and use federal stimulus money to green their entire city fleets. Unfortunately, the current option of replacing existing fleet vehicles with hybrids simply isn't cost effective and only produces a marginal CO2 and fuel efficiency benefit. Furthermore, hybrids do not provide any protection against toxic particulate matter emissions. Retrofitting existing city fleet vehicles with Blade gives city governments the opportunity to use federal stimulus money to make an instant environmental impact while saving taxpayers money.

William J. O'Brien, CEO of Sabertec, offered an in-depth look at vehicle reduction technologies, including proven benefits shown in rigorous laboratory testing as well as specific insight on the potential environmental impact of the widespread adoption of these technologies. "Our nation's air quality is causing gr
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