Our studies show that ambient particles that are less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter are unhealthy to breathe and have been associated with premature mortality and other serious health effects. Our recent analysis indicated that there are 14,000 to 24,000 deaths a year in the State of California from exposure to fine particles, about half of which come from mobile sources.
Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2009
On Saturday, February 21st, celebrities and leading independent filmmakers walked the red carpet knowing that they were breathing cleaner, less toxic air at this year's Film Independent's Spirit Awards. Show organizers selected Los Angeles' first and only Eco OptimizedTM Luxury transportation service company, Exclusive Sedan, to be the official chauffeured transportation provider for show presenters and attendees.
Show presenters arrived in Lincoln Town Car Sedans, provided by Exclusive Sedan and equipped with breakthrough emissions reduction technology, Blade. Sabertec's Blade is designed to reduce CO2 emissions and toxic particulate material (microscopic particles of unburned gasoline) emissions that are linked to a host of health effects and even death. The new technology provided cleaner, less toxic air around the red carpet by reducing the amount of pollutants emitted from the Sedans' tailpipes.
The following show presenters arrived in Exclusive Sedan's Eco Optimized Luxury transportation: Steve Coogan, Rainn Wilson, Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Michelle Monaghan, Andie MacDowell, and Giovanni Ribisi.
"We were thrilled to be able to offer show presenters and attendees the option to ride in style while making a smaller impact on the environment and our local air quality," said Shawn Davis, co-producer of Film Independent's Spirit Awards. "Using Exclusive Sedan's eco fleet complements the innovative and visionary attitude of the Spirit Awards show."
Red carpet air quality is compromised at many awards shows because hundreds of vehicles idle roadside while waiting for talent. Exclusive Sedan's "Bladed" fleets are extraordinarily effective at reducing exposure to toxic particulate material. Studies from the EPA and American Lung Association link air pollution to environmental ramifications like global warming and smog, as well as consequences on human health, including lung damage, asthma and premature death.
Dr. Bart Ostro, Ph.D., Chief of the Air Pollution Epidemiology Section, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said, "Our studies show that ambient particles that are less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter are unhealthy to breathe and have been associated with premature mortality and other serious health effects. Our recent analysis indicated that there are 14,000 to 24,000 deaths a year in the State of California from exposure to fine particles, about half of which come from mobile sources."
"Riding to LA events in Eco Optimized Luxury sedans and limos is the stylish and responsible thing to do and we are excited to have been chosen as the go-to Eco Optimized Luxury transportation provider for the Spirit Awards and other high-profile events including David Arquette and Ben Harper's eco fashion line, Propr," said Brandan Stein, Vice President, Exclusive Sedan. "More and more customers are requesting Bladed vehicles, which is revolutionizing our business and the chauffeured transportation industry in general."
To learn more about Exclusive Sedan's Eco Optimized Luxury transportation services call 818-765-7311 or 800-400-SEDAN.
For more information about Blade, visit http://www.bladeyourride.com
Sabertec, based in Austin, Texas, is on the vanguard of solving environmental challenges through technology, education and the inspiration of behavioral change. Sabertec products reduce fossil fuel burning engine emissions that are known contributors to global warming, as well as health consequences including cancer, strokes and respiratory diseases. Launched in 2008, Blade, http://www.bladeyourride.com is the company's first consumer product available in the United States. Blade was developed utilizing Sabertec's patent-pending impact filtration method, which is the core technology in their IDPF product. IDPF has been reducing toxic diesel particulate matter emissions on commercial bus fleets in Sao Paulo, Brazil since 2005. http://www.Sabertec.org
About Exclusive Sedan
Exclusive Sedan Service, based in North Hollywood, California, has been providing luxury transportation services to Hollywood's elite for over 29 years. The company's reputation for exceptional client service, enhanced by their commitment to greening their fleet, has made them the emerging leader in Eco Luxury chauffeured transportation in Greater Los Angeles. http://www.exclusivesedan.com