Diesel-powered school buses are spewing toxic exhaust linked to lung cancer, asthma attacks, and other respiratory illnesses that threaten the health of children, according to a study released Nov. 19.

"Our children are riding buses that are so old and out of date and known to be highly polluting, but there is no action from the legislature," said Todd Campbell, spokesman for Coalition for Clean Air, the Los Angeles-based environmental group that released the report.

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