posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:39 AM
Obviously people feel differently on this....the point i am making...the more people allow the goverment and so called do gooders infiltrate every
aspect of our lives the more we lose control of our individuality.
Now the smoking ban has been in place in some places for a good many years so we should be seeing some reduction in cancer results other than medical
advancement in treatment.
Now earlier i stated since the fuel shortage of the 1970's and the heavy introduction of diesel fuels the rates have increased....but the easy thing
to blame is smoking yet the increase in smokers have not been the same...
Available evidence indicates that there are human health hazards associated with exposure to DE. The hazards include acute exposure-related
symptoms, chronic exposurerelated noncancer respiratory effects, and lung cancer. The health hazard conclusions are based on exhaust emissions from
diesel engines built prior to the mid-1990s. With current engine use including some new and many more older engines (engines typically stay in service
for a long time), the health hazard conclusions, in general, are applicable to engines currently in use. As new and cleaner diesel engines, together
with different diesel fuels, replace a substantial number of existing engines, the general applicability of the health hazard conclusions will need to
be reevaluated. With new engine and fuel technology expected to produce significantly cleaner engine exhaust by 2007 (e.g., in response to new federal
heavy duty engine regulations), significant reductions in public health hazards are expected for those engine uses affected by the
now should we say people who drive diesel cars are unfit parents
notice the children
The elderly and people with emphysema, asthma, and chronic heart and lung disease are especially
sensitive to fine-particle pollution. Numerous studies have linked elevated particle levels in the air to
increased hospital admissions, emergency room visits, asthma attacks and premature deaths among
those suffering from respiratory problems. Because children’s lungs and respiratory systems are still
developing, they are also more susceptible than healthy adults to fine particles. Exposure to fine
particles is associated with increased frequency of childhood illnesses and can also reduce lung
function in children.
now this would be just as bad as the OP for what they are stating. RUBBISH
parents who put their kids on a school bus are unfit
Diesel fuel might cause 125,000 cancer cases
OncoLink Cancer News: Diesel fuel might cause 125,000 cancer cases
Using research on cancer and "elemental carbon concentrations" published recently by the California Air Resources Board, and other sources, the
environmentalists said that it was clear that people exposed to diesel fumes were at risk for developing lung cancer and other illnesses like asthma.
Nationwide, over a 70-year lifespan, the groups said that data showed diesel emission could account for some 120,000 cases of cancer in metropolitan
areas and another 5,000 in nonmetro regions. Los Angeles and New York alone could see nearly 27,000 excess cancers from diesel particulates.
The oil refining industry, which on Monday announced its opposition to the 15 ppm rule it expects to be issued this spring by EPA, said that it
favored a 50 ppm sulfur limit for diesel. The American Petroleum Institute warned that diesel prices would rise some 5 to 6 cents a gallon with just
the 50 ppm cap, and that it would cost the industry around $6 billion for the industry to refit plants.
In a letter to EPA Administrator Carol Browner, the oil trade group said that it wants sulfur reductions, but not 15 ppm. "EPA must not issue final
regulations that would result in unrealistic standards, excessive costs and great risks of disruptions to the supply of goods and services for our
society," the API letter to Browner said.
My father was a truck driver all his life...never smoked...my mom did....nine kids....4 smoke 5 don't ..all healthy
mom still going strong 89....dad got lung cancer when he was 81.....now question is....diesel or smoking...you tell me.
Now I know it is a small stat but come on....you think my father was exposed more to my moms smoking or more the the diesel from the trucks.....
was my mother an unfit parent....she raised nine kids on my dads truckers income....dad was away from home alot...he was a long haul driver.
I can't believe the ignorance going on in this thread....yes people know smoking is not good for them...and smokers do what they can to not smoke
around others....but to be called unfit because you smoke is RUBBISH and downright ignorant.
So i stop smoking in front of my children yet i go out and wave by to them everyday as they get on the diesel run school bus.(by the way i am a
now the thing is how foolish is the OP's statement, completely absurd....just because they may have smoked and are a reformed smoker....stop being
self righteous about some achievement...great you smoked...and now you don't....bully for you.....get a life and get on with it....do not condemn
others because they choose not to quit.