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    Diesel fumes at work linked to increased cancer risk

    By Jonathan Brown on April 5, 2017

    Diesel fumes at work linked to increased cancer risk

    A safety body has highlighted the dangerous effect diesel fumes have on people and its link to various cancers.

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) explained how exposure to diesel fumes at work can cause cancer.

    Almost 2 people a day (650 people a year) die from lung cancer or bladder cancer resulting from over-exposure to diesel fumes at work.

    A further 800 new cases of cancer a year are connected to diesel exhaust fume exposure.

    From irritated eyes to lung cancer

    IOSH’s Professional Standards Committee Chair, Tim Briggs, said: “Diesel fumes may contain over 10 times the amount of soot particles than in petrol exhaust fumes, and the mixture includes several carcinogenic substances, meaning they have the potential to cause cancer.

    “At the very least, short-term, high-level exposures to diesel exhaust fumes can irritate the eyes and lungs.

    “Continuous exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can cause long term, or chronic, respiratory ill health with symptoms including coughing and feeling breathless.

    “At worst, if people are exposed to diesel engine exhaust fumes regularly and over a long period, there is an increased risk of getting lung cancer.”

    No time to lose

    A recent IOSH event drew attendees’ attention to the free resources the body has developed as part of its No Time to Lose campaign.

    Mr Briggs added: “Health, safety and environmental professionals will find an array of free resources to help educate and inform the workforce on this important topic from the No Time to Lose campaign website.

    “The diesel factsheet includes practical advice on how to control exposure. For example, switching to other forms of fuel where possible and replacing old engines with newer versions that have lower emissions.

    “By putting in place controls in the workplace now, we can prevent cancer from diesel fumes.”

    Source: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

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    Date Published: April 5, 2017

    Author: Jonathan Brown

    Category: News

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