Issue: Lung and other cancers linked to diesel exhaust
New Research Finds Definite Link Between Diesel Exhaust Inhalation and Cancer
Diesel engine exhaust has now been definitively linked to causing cancer in humans. A panel of experts working for the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded in June 2012 that diesel exhausts definitely cause lung cancer. After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. WHO based its findings on research in high-risk workers including railway workers.
If you or a family member have developed cancer that you suspect is related to long-term diesel exhaust inhalation, please consult a lawyer. If you’d like to speak with a personal injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser, call us or use the form on this page.