World Health Organization Condemns Diesel Exhaust
Agency findings don’t take clean-diesel technology into account; by Graham Kozak
News flash: Diesel exhaust is bad for you, particularly if you’re a miner.
Following eight days of deliberation, the World Health Organization’s cancer-research board has named diesel exhaust a Class 1 carcinogen. The finding puts the fuel in the same category as asbestos.
Unfortunately, as shopautoweek.com explains, the WHO findings are mainly based on decades-old environmental studies and don’t take recent “clean-diesel” technology into account. Instead, the organization examined the impact of the exhaust on miners, who are exposed to occupational levels of diesel particulates in tightly enclosed spaces.
We’re sticking by our fondness for diesels; you can read the full response at shopautoweek.com here.
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Just wait until they discover that water is wet!
Wonderful! Just what we need here in the USA. More fodder for the ecoweenies to use against the adoption of diesels in this country.
i tried to tell people many times before that they will do everything they can to kill the diesel.
look at navistar.
the cost for a diesel will sky rocket even more to meet newer epa regulations.
That is OK, because any informed person knows that eco-hypsters do not know anything about automechanics and even less about diesel technology.
I consider myself to be ecollogically aware and practice it daily, and would never buy a gasoline hybrid or the current incarnation of electric vehicles, but I would buy a clean diesel any day of the week, because I know how that it is better for the environment than the gasoline hybrids. How do I know? I know how electrical systems and engines work. And I also know that the electricity for all those electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids come from diesel, coal and nuclear fuel, all extremely bad substances for the environment.
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