THE EFFECTS OF DIESEL-EXHAUST EMISSIONS ON HEALTH. FIVE YEAR RESEARCH PROGRAMME. ENGLISH EDITION

AUSWIRKUNGEN VON DIESELMOTORABGASEN AUF DIE GESUNDHEIT

This is the English version of the Summary Report of a comprehensive research programme of the German Ministry of Research and Technology (BMFT) and FAT (the German Association of Automotive Research, in German: Forschungsvereinigung Automobiltechnik EV) about the health effects of particles in diesel engine exhaust gas and inert fine dusts. The research involved in vivo inhalation tests with rats and mice. A summary of the finds showed that: (1) carcinogenic effects were only found in the lung of rats and only at very high particle concentrations; (2) the same effects were caused by either diesel particles, carbon black or titanium dioxide; (3) there were no effects in the lungs of mice. These findings lead to the conclusion that there is no diesel specific effect on lung cancer.

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    VERBAND DER AUTOMOBILINDUSTRIE (VDA)

    FRANKFURT,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • ENDE, I
    • KLINGENBERG, H
    • SCHUERMANN, D
    • LIES, K-H
    • Levsen, K
    • Heinrich, U
    • Mohr, U
    • FUHST, R
    • RIEBE-IMRE, M
    • HENSCHLER, D
    • SCHIFFMANN, D
    • RUEDIGER, H W
    • FORTNAGEL
    • Schulz, H
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00726566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM