Studies on Diesel & Health

Diesel soot contributes to an estimated 21,000 deaths in America every year. Recently, medical researchers have begun to uncover evidence that diesel pollution can cause fatal diseases, such as cancer, stroke and heart attacks — as well as worsen asthma. Everyone in the region is at risk from this kind of diesel pollution. However, health professionals worry in particular about those living and working in close proximity to areas where diesel engines are concentrated. This includes hospital construction sites.

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