picture of several Volkswagen diesel cars in a rowWriting for the University of Pennsylvania Leonard David Institute of Health Economics, Chris Tachibana (@ChrisTachibana) writes about new research showing the impacts of the infamous Volkswagen “clean diesel” scandal, in which cars marketed as better for the environment were most emphatically not. The researchers were able to demonstrate that adding just one of these so-called “cheating cars” per 1,000 cars in a given county was linked with measurable increases in a variety of undesirable outcomes, including pollution and even infant mortality. Image by John Biehler via Wikimedia Commons