As reported here yesterday, the World Health Organization's cancer research group has announced
that diesel exhaust is clearly linked to an increased risk of cancer, placing it in the same category as asbestos and mustard gas. In a fascinating interview
, the lead scientist, Dr. Kurt Straif
, explains in detail how the World Health Organization came to this conclusion and what it means. This is a must-read for anyone with an interest in public health, epidemiology, cancer research or railroad safety.