[ RadSafe ] Diesel exhaust and underground mining vs other factors for lung cancer

patricia lewis lewis at radonmine.com
Fri Mar 2 13:49:59 CST 2012


Studies show exposure to diesel exhaust may increase lung cancer mortality
(all author contact info is within the article)

SNIP: "The researchers found a statistically significantly increased risk
of lung cancer with increasing REC exposure among underground workers. Some
evidence of increased risk was also shown for longer-term workers above
ground who were exposed to elevated levels of REC (Respirable Elemental
Carbon - a surrogate of diesel exhaust exposure). Other workplace exposures
such as silica, asbestos, non-diesel exhaust-related polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons, respirable dust, and radon, had little or no effect on the
findings."  Repeat: ".... and radon, had little or no effect on findings."

Pat Lewis


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