Volkswagen’s Emission-Dodging: Why It Matters

The car giant wasn't just trying to bend the rules, it was making it more likely you will contract skin cancer

Sep 22, 2015 at 1:21 PM ET

Volkswagen is getting slammed for playing fast and loose with nitrous oxide emissions. That’s not exactly great news for the environment—or the auto giant’s stock price. Many people are focused on the scandal’s impact on business or climate change, most have overlooked the public health implications of spewing nitrous oxide into the atmosphere. It ain’t pretty. Here’s why you should care: