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Diesel Fumes Cause Lung Cancer

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 19, 2012

ይህ ዜና እንደ አዲስ አበባ ያሉ ከተሞችን ይመለከታል። አዲስ አበባ ገና ብዙ መኪኖች የሏትም፡ ነገር ግን ከፍተኛ ቦታ ላይ ስለምትገኝና ብዙ የዲዘል ጭስ የሚያወጡ መኪኖች ስለሚንቀሳቀሱ ነዋሪዎቿ ለብዙ ዓይነት በሽታዎች የመጋለጥ እድሉ ይኖራቸዋል። ይህ እጅግ በጣም አሳሳቢ ጉዳይ ነው። 

Diesel fumes cause lung cancer, the World Health Organization declared Tuesday, and experts said they were more carcinogenic than secondhand cigarette smoke.

The W.H.O. decision, the first to elevate diesel to the “known carcinogen” level, may eventually affect some American workers who are heavily exposed to exhaust. It is particularly relevant to poor countries, where trucks, generators, and farm and factory machinery routinely belch clouds of sooty smoke and fill the air with sulfurous particulates.

The United States and other wealthy nations have less of a problem because they require modern diesel engines to burn much cleaner than they did even a decade ago. Most industries, like mining, already have limits on the amount of diesel fumes to which workers may be exposed.

 

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