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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  • WHO’s cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer
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  • Exhaust gas
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  • California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board
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