TV Program: Health Effects of Cruisers

Source: Fotolia

Prof. Ralf Zimmerman, the speaker of HICE, contributed to a TV report showing the health effects of cruise ships for passengers, crew and the people living in coastal areas. “Particle filters for modern cars are required by law, particle filters for ships are not”, says Prof. Zimmermann. “We see a large number of fine particles, nanoparticles that contain pollutants like polyaromatics which are carcinogenic and cause inflammations.” The results of the scientific research on ship emissions have been published in the journal PLOS ONE in 2015. The TV report “Dicke Luft durch Kreuzfahrtschiffe” ran on the German broadcasting station ARD on 8 March 2017.

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