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Lung Cancer and Vehicle Exhaust in Trucking Industry Workers
An elevated risk of lung cancer in truck drivers has been attributed to diesel exhaust exposure.

Background:
An elevated risk of lung cancer in truck drivers has been attributed to diesel exhaust exposure. Interpretation of these studies specifically implicating diesel exhaust as a carcinogen has been limited due to lack of work records relating job title to exposure-related job duties and limited exposure measurements.

Objectives:
A large retrospective cohort of trucking company workers was established to assess the association of lung cancer mortality and measures of vehicle exhaust exposure.

Conclusions:
Trucking industry workers who have had regular exposure to vehicle exhaust from diesel and other types of vehicles on highways, city streets, and loading docks have an elevated risk of lung cancer with increasing years of work.

URL: http://www.ehponline.org/members/2008/11230/11230.pdf

health, vehicle exhaust
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