EFFECTS OF DIESEL EXHAUST

Over the past three years the author's work at the school of public health in Pittsburgh has been directed to the possible detrimental effects brought about through exposure to diesel motor exhaust. Attention was directed to railroad workers employed in locomotive repair shops. Neither respiratory complaints nor impaired pulmonary function, could be related to this type of occupational exposure. As a second phase in this investigation, volunteers were exposed to diesel exhaust gas for short periods are pulmonary resistance was measured. The levels utilized for these controlled exposure are comparable to realistic values such as those found in railroad shops. No effect could be measured in these volunteers after they had been exposed at these varying levels of pollution from diesel exhaust for short periods up to one hour.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Seventh Annual Air Pollution Medical Research Conference at Los Angeles, California on Feb. 10-11, 1964.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Medical Association

    535 North Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60610
  • Authors:
    • Battigelli, M C
  • Publication Date: 1965-2

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  • Accession Number: 00041762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Pollution Technical Information Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1974 12:00AM