Diesel Fumes & Your Health

Holland Groves
Exploring current literature and news regarding the adverse health effects of diesel fumes and exhaust.
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Diesel fumes linked to increased risk of lung cancer

by ej on
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:05 PM
A recent comprehensive study has confirmed the link between diesel fumes and lung cancer risk.  For the complete story, here's the link:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/11/09/us-diesel-cancer-idUSTRE6A858X20101109

Diesel Fumes linked to 50% increase in lung cancer and other health problems

by ej on
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:04 PM
In a very interesting article from Northwestern University's Medill School, one of the American Cancer Society's chief scientists is quoted as saying that of those regularly exposed to diesel fumes, lung cancer risk increases up to 50%.  The link to the article is below, which also describes a number of other health effects including eye irritation, headaches, lung damage, asthma and other lung diseases, heart disease and possibly immune system problems.

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=86201

Tribune breaks story of toxic diesel fumes in passenger coaches

by ej on
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:06 AM
The Chicago Tribune has reported that Metra passenger cars contain dangerously high levels of toxic diesel fumes.  Read the story here:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-metra-air-testing-20110213,0,164443.story