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World Health organisation shoots Swedish truck makers in the arm - Diesel Causes CancerWednesday, 13 June 2012
Swedish heavy truck and heavy duty vehicles makers such as Volvo and
Scania will start having sleepless nights after World Health
organisation (WHO) said that exhaust from diesel can cause cancer.
The worse of it is that it places exhaust from diesel in the same risk
category as asbestos, arsenic and mustard gas, a WHO experts said on
can be coupled to lung and bladder cancer. The experts have
reclassified diesel fumes from possibly being carcinogenic to be fully
carcinogenic. They encourage people to reduce exposure to diesel
exhaust as much as possible.
The statement has aroused consternation in the automotive industry. Car
manufacturers in Sweden, wider Europe and India, the parts of the world
where diesels are common among passenger cars, have said that the
experts of the WHO-IARC body should downgrade diesel hazard.
The announcement comes after a week-long meeting of the France-based IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer).
The main argument for the line has been that the exhaust gases are now
treated on a completely different way than it was several decades ago.
Instead, diesel is now increased from group 2A, - probable carcinogenic
to group 1 - definite cause of cancer.
By Scancomark.se Team
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