01 Jul '12, 8am

There are millions of dirty diesel engines on American roads today.

Today, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) confirmed what we’ve long suspected: the pollution from dirty diesel engines causes cancer. "The scientific evidence was compelling and the working group's conclusion was unanimous: Diesel engine exhaust causes lung cancer in humans," Christopher Portier, chairman of the IARC working group, said in a statement. "Given the additional health impacts from diesel particulates, exposure to this mixture of chemicals should be reduced worldwide.'' Today’s news places diesel exhaust in the same category of cancer risk as asbestos and arsenic. As my colleague Diane Bailey pointed out , the IARC report adds to the mountain of studies, reports, and data connecting diesel exhaust to a wide range of health impacts, including increased asthma emergencies, bronchitis, emphysema, and heart disease. The cost of our reliance on d...

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