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From US News and World Report:
“Diesel exhaust fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the WHO, elevated diesel exhaust from the “probable carcinogen” to the “known carcinogen” level, a move that could help exhaust be seen as a more serious public health threat. “It’s on the same order of magnitude as passive smoking,” Kurt Straif, director of the IARC department that evaluates cancer risks, told Time. “This could be another big push for countries to clean up exhaust from diesel engines.” One of the biggest concerns? The number of people exposed to diesel exhaust. Affected groups include street pedestrians, ship passengers and crew, railroad workers, truck drivers, mechanics, miners and people who operate heavy machinery. Diesel is now in the same category as other known hazards like asbestos, alcohol and ultraviolet radiation.”