The document presents a literature survey of the toxic effects of diesel exhaust (DE), and an assessment of the effects to be used as a basis for establishing occupational exposure limits for DE. Studies published between 1988 and 1993 are described in more detail, whereas earlier studies are summarized in tables. The emphasis has been put on epidemiological studies when such are available, but also long-term animal studies and short-term tests are presented. The epidemiological studies have revealed a weak increase in both lung and bladder cancer risk. There are some studies indicating obstructive lung disease, but more studies are needed to conclude whether the effects are significant and irreversible. The critical effect for DE is cancer. Further research need are indicated. (A)

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    SOLNA,   Sweden  S-17184
  • Authors:
    • BEIJE, B
  • Publication Date: 1993


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 83-155
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 91-7045-240-7
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM