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Heavy exposure to diesel exhaust linked to lung cancer death in miners

Posted on March 02, 2012

In a study of non-metal miners in the United States, federal government scientists reported that heavy exposure to diesel exhaust increased risk of death from lung cancer. The study was carried out by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, both parts of HHS. The results were published in March 2012 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

News Sources 

NCI Press Release: Heavy exposure to diesel exhaust linked to lung cancer death in miners

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press release for the study  

NCI Cancer Bulletin: Heavy diesel exhaust linked to lung cancer deaths in miners

News article in NCI’s bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin 

NCI Cancer Bulletin: World Health Organization classifies diesel exhaust a human carcinogen

News article in NCI’s bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin

DCEG Linkage: Diesel exhaust exposure in miners linked to lung cancer

Feature article in the DCEG Linkage Newsletter

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