UW News

August 4, 2005

Students wanted for diesel study

UW researchers are studying the effects of children’s exposure to diesel bus exhaust, and are looking for students in the Seattle and Tahoma school districts who ride diesel school buses.

The study, by the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, investigates whether upgrading diesel school bus fleets with new engines or exhaust technologies will improve children’s health.

Students will get monthly respiratory evaluations at school, and will will receive a $10 gift card at each monthly session, plus a family membership to the Pacific Science Center, Woodland Park Zoo or Seattle Aquarium for the year of sessions.

Parents of students attending third to fifth grades this fall may call 206-543-8087 or e-mail uwbus@u.washington.edu. More information is online at www.dieselbus.org.