New Study Evaluates Safety of Diesel Equipment in the Workplace


The authors used epidemiological data to determine whether current occupational exposure levels were protective of workers health.  They concluded, “Although uncertainties exist in the exact slope factors, these results indicate that an acceptable excess lung cancer mortality risk can only be achieved at very low DME [diesel motor exhaust] exposure levels, suggesting that diesel engines using older technologies should be removed from the workplace when possible or emissions strictly controlled.”

Source: PubMed Abstract

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