OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Workplace exposure to dusts and aerosols – diesel exhaust

Diesel engines are widely used for transport and power-supply and, therefore, occupational exposure to diesel exhaust is common.In 2012, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified diesel exhaust as carcinogenic to humans, mainly based on the increased lung cancer risk observed in epidemiological studies. In recent years, tightened emission regulations in the EU and other parts of the world have caused a significant evolution of diesel technologies, resulting in a change in the emission and composition of the exhaust. An OSHwiki article reviews the health effects of diesel exhaust, exposure at workplaces and the means available to reduce the exposure. Read the OSHwiki article: Workplace exposure to dusts and aerosols - diesel exhaust Share your favourite OSHwiki articles on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn ➡️ #OSHwiki Adblock test (Why?)