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Old 15-09-2018, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default Cancer risk from diesel fumes

An interesting article from ABC mentioning diesel particulate emissions being carcinogenic.

There's a push in Europe away from diesel engines, some cities are proposing bans of diesel passenger vehicles in the future. Watch this space.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-1...fumes/10209762
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Old 15-09-2018, 06:44 PM   #2
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Nothing new here, World Health Organisation moved diesel fumes from the probable to proven category for known carcinogens about 5 years ago (2012 ish)

I guess there is a price to pay for great fuel economy (for those that travel 100's of kms between towns in this vast country...)
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Old 16-09-2018, 02:55 PM   #3
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One of the reasons I mix or buy biodiesel.
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Old 16-09-2018, 03:36 PM   #4
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Nothing new here, World Health Organisation moved diesel fumes from the probable to proven category for known carcinogens about 5 years ago (2012 ish)

I guess there is a price to pay for great fuel economy (for those that travel 100's of kms between towns in this vast country...)
Agreed. There's a lack of action from the government, then again, would you expect anything less from them? This is the same government refusing to acknowledge glyphosate as a carcinogen as declared by WHO.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Cancer risk from diesel fumes

Does a DPF mitigate the risk?
There's even talk now that PPFs (Petrol Particulate Filters) should be fitted since those fumes are also bad for you.
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Some new petrol engines need particulate filters due to having direct injection. When the latest emissions regs come in, I think you will see most DI petrol engines needing it to pass.
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There's a cancer risk just from being born too.
Perhaps we could take some action on that as well...
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There's a cancer risk just from being born too.
Perhaps we could take some action on that as well...
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There's a cancer risk just from being born too.
Perhaps we could take some action on that as well...
I guess that depends if your parents allowed you to be injected with neurotoxins and carcinogens as a baby and child......
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I guess that depends if your parents allowed you to be injected with neurotoxins and carcinogens as a baby and child......

Nothing to do with injections...
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Guess Joe Jackson is pretty right. The odds of contracting cancer are similiar to getting killed in a car crash!but you have a much much higher chance of survival than a fatal car crash
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Guess Joe Jackson is pretty right. The odds of contracting cancer are similiar to getting killed in a car crash!but you have a much much higher chance of survival than a fatal car crash
Off on a tangent but I heard on the radio the other day the chance of Aussie blokes getting cancer in their life time is 1 in 2. Scary stat if true. Double the world average. Skin cancer being a big contributor.
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