Who Agency: Diesel Fumes Cause Cancer

Could the World Health Organization's ruling make exhaust as important a public health issue as secondhand smoke?

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    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
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  • Shenzhen set to have world's first all-electric public bus fleet
    A cloud of diesel fumes envelops us as a bus pulls away from a stop on Dongzong Road, in Shenzhen’s Pingshan district. Nothing unusual about that, you may think – we are in one of the most polluted countries in the world, after all – but we are ...
    11/19/2017 - 2:20 am | View Link
  • Pirates and Traders
    Get n+1 in your inbox. The air on the road was hazy from diesel fumes. The sky was gray with cloud formations that threatened a rain that never came. Alongside this highway another, newer highway was being built. Nigerian workers painted black and white ...
    11/17/2017 - 8:43 am | View Link
  • Japan's Underwater Aircraft Carriers: Crazy Enough to Work?
    Prior to their deployment, the I-400s had retractable snorkels fitted. When they were submerged for extensive periods, fresh air could be taken in while poisonous diesel exhaust fumes would be expelled. The sea-roaming range was a staggering 37,500 miles ...
    11/17/2017 - 4:32 am | View Link
  • US Environmental Protection Agency tested diesel fumes on children
    The US Environmental Protection Agency funded experiments that exposed children to diesel fumes. In experiments conducted between 2003 and 2010 and funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency, children as young as 10 years of age were exposed to ...
    01/23/2015 - 2:32 am | View Link
  • WHO’s cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer
    LONDON (AP) — Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small ...
    06/12/2012 - 10:23 pm | View Link
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  • Exhaust gas
    Exhaust gas or flue gas is emitted as a result of the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, gasoline, petrol, biodiesel blends, diesel fuel, fuel oil, or coal.
    11/19/2017 - 9:19 pm | View Website
  • Diesel exhaust
    Diesel exhaust is the gaseous exhaust produced by a diesel type of internal combustion engine, plus any contained particulates. Its composition may vary with the fuel ...
    11/19/2017 - 5:51 pm | View Website
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    What is Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), where can I get it and why do I need it? Everything you ever wanted to know about Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and more at ...
    11/18/2017 - 2:36 am | View Website
  • Health Protection Agency
    Health Protection Agency Compendium of Chemical Hazards: Kerosene (Fuel Oil). Prepared by: Robert P Chilcott Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division (HQ), Chilton,
    11/17/2017 - 9:33 am | View Website
  • Diesel Exhaust Emissions at Work
    Unite Diesel Exhaust Emissions Briefing Note . Introduction . Exposure to diesel exhaust emissions (DEEs), commonly known as diesel fumes, is an increasing workplace ...
    11/17/2017 - 9:26 am | View Website
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