EPA: Diesel Exhaust Probably Causes Lung Cancer

From: Mindfully.org

[EPA Study Executive Report below]

WASHINGTON — Diesel exhaust from large trucks and other sources probably causes lung cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency concluded Tuesday in a report that buttresses a push to reduce truck emissions through stricter requirements for cleaner diesel fuel.

The EPA report concludes that uncertainties remain about long-term health effects of exposure to diesel exhausts. It said, however, that studies involving both tests on animals and occupational exposure suggest strong evidence of a cancer risk to humans.

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