The East Central Scotland Vehicle Emissions Partnership was created in 2004 to help improve air quality across Scotland. We are funded by the Scottish Government, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian and Falkirk Councils, with a remit to encourage road users to improve their environment.
Most people think that that CO2 is the harmful component of exhaust gases due to past media campaigns and the drive to have lower CO2 emissions over the past 20 years. It is important for its contribution to the Greenhouse effect and global warming, but it is not what causes ill health. Exhaust fumes contain other chemicals and particulates that long term exposure to has been linked with causing Cancer, Asthma and other respiratory diseases.