The attached article appeared in The Sunday Times recently.
This warning will cover a wide range of occupations, including professional drivers, bus and railway station staff, rubbish collectors, garage mechanics and warehouse and construction workers.
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation, people exposed to diesel fumes at work were up to 40% more likely to develop lung cancer.
The future implications could be far reaching and this goes further to supporting the need for a cleaner and healthier environment.
The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued the warnings because diesel fumes have been reclassified as a “grade 1 carcinogen”, meaning they are a “definite cause of cancer”. As many as 500,000 UK jobs are affected. “In Britain, over 650 people a year die of lung or bladder cancer as a result of being exposed to diesel exhaust fumes at work,” said the IOSH. “About 800 new cases of cancer linked to diesel exhaust exposure are registered each year.”