Diesel engine exhaust

In the EU, estimations reveal that there are nearly 4,700 cases of lung cancer yearly, and more than 4,200 deaths all linked to diesel exhaust exposure.

Workers that are regularly exposed to diesel exhaust fumes have an increased risk of up to 40 per cent to develop lung cancer. Diesel exhaust fumes are classified as Group 1 carcinogen by the IARC, meaning they are seen as a definite cause of cancer in humans. In Europe estimations show that there may be more than 3.6 million workers exposed to diesel engine exhaust emissions above the background levels found in cities.

References: IOSH, IARC, OSHA

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