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Diesel exhaust linked to lung cancer deaths

Added: Friday 6 April 2012

The Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study, which studied more than 12,000 workers, suggests a causal link between exposure to diesel exhaust and developing and dying from lung cancer. The study looked at workers exposed to respirable elemental carbon (REC) as a surrogate for diesel exhaust. Although the focus of the study was on miners, the findings suggest that the link between diesel exhaust and lung cancer represents an important public health issue in urban areas worldwide.