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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  • Toxic town: The West Virginia community where cancer rates are FOUR TIMES the national average and residents point to chemical dumps as the cause as they attend 'one funeral ...
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    09/21/2017 - 6:41 am | View Link
  • DARPA’s New Sensor Can Work for Years With Almost No Power
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    09/15/2017 - 1:18 am | View Link
  • US Environmental Protection Agency tested diesel fumes on children
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    01/23/2015 - 2:32 am | View Link
  • WHO's cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer
    Diesel exhaust causes 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, but since so ...
    06/12/2012 - 5:16 am | View Link
  • Diesel fumes cause cancer, health agency says
    The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but since so many people breathe in the fumes in some way, the science panel said raising the status of diesel exhaust to carcinogen from "probable carcinogen" was an important shift. "It's on the same ...
    06/12/2012 - 1:52 am | View Link
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  • Health Protection Agency
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    09/19/2017 - 5:59 am | View Website
  • How much air pollution comes from cars? | HowStuffWorks
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  • Exhaust fumes
    Related WordsSynonymsLegend: Switch to new thesaurus Noun 1. exhaust fumes - gases ejected from an engine as waste products exhaust, fumes waste, waste material ...
    09/18/2017 - 11:22 am | 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 ...
    09/18/2017 - 1:14 am | View Website
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