24 Sep 2005
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Data has been turned over many times - 'Latest study finds...' etc.
The base accumulation of data :- "Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study (DEMS) studied the relationship between diesel exhaust exposure (DEE) and lung cancer mortality of workers at eight nonmetal mines who were followed from beginning of dieselization of the mines (1947–1967) through December 31, 1997. The original analyses quantified DEE exposures using exposure to respirable elemental carbon (REC) to represent DEE, and CO as a surrogate for REC. H..."

A commentary on the above :- "Diesel exhaust in miners study: how to understand the findings?..."
There is a response from data originators within archived comments, tail end of document.

Did they take Radon exposure into account ? "Radon Toxicity
Who Is at Risk of Radon Exposure?..."

"Influence of Alternative Exposure Estimates in the Diesel Exhaust Miners Study: Diesel Exhaust and Lung Cancer..."
Interested and likely biased party.

"Diesel exhaust fumes ‘definitely’ cause cancer – should we be worried?"
Interesting article at Cancer Research UK
"Today the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – part of the World Health Organisation – announced that it had reclassified diesel exhaust as a ‘definite carcinogen’ – putting it in its highest category (Category 1)..." Does that mean what we may reasonably decide that it means ? Have a read and see for yourself.

"Large diesel-powered machines responsible for toxic emissions in Europe’s urban areas will not be obliged to limit emissions of ultrafine particulate matter (PM) by using particle filters, and will not need to report their CO2 emissions, under key parts of a draft EU law seen by EURACTIV..."
Demonise our cars, but ...

Farmers - Do they look like they care - even at 10 - 40 litres an hour when ploughing ! Was very exhaust laden before the modern expensive a/c cabs.
George S is a decent bloke - for a vlogger !

"Diesel Engines Exhausts: Myths and Realities United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, 2014"
"34. In June 2012, the World Health Organization’s International Agency on Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that diesel engine exhaust is carcinogenic to humans (IARC, 2012). IARC thereby changed its finding from 1988, when diesel exhaust was classified as probably being carcinogenic to humans. The finding from a previous evaluation in 1989, that gasoline exhaust is possibly carcinogenic to humans, remained unchanged..."

Petrol cars next on the hit list ?

Or from Page 18 same document.

So, who next ?
We appear to have little voice - Too many laws - Too many lawyers scratching around for dosh following 2007.

It might all be boring as f'k but that is how they fleece us, still there we go, at least we have more stuff here than you'll find in the pop press.

Reality Check from BBC

Oh, and another report which somewhat muddies the water :-
"Objective To investigate the association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and all cause mortality..."
Apparently it is very good for one to carry out vigorous exercise eg. cycling, whilst commuting to work !!
"Participants 263,450 participants (106,674 (52%) women; mean age 52.6), recruited from 22 sites across the UK. The exposure variable was the mode of transport used (walking, cycling, mixed mode v non-active (car or public transport)) to commute to and from work on a typical day... Conclusions Cycle commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD, cancer, and all cause mortality. Walking commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD independent of major measured confounding factors. Initiatives to encourage and support active commuting could reduce risk of death and the burden of important chronic conditions."
Yep, riding and walking amongst the commuting traffic !! Dirty diesels n'all.




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