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Thankyou, I totally agree with you too and will also say that you must've been visiting my area in central England.
I live by a really, really busy crossroads/junction and although I'm well aware that there's cars continually sat at the traffic lights, it wasn't until I paid a rare visit to a nearby park that I realised just how bad it is.
The park is quite big, has a couple of little lakes, and a lot of trees. I spent 2 to 3 hours there and as I was walking towards home and I got closer to the junction I had to cross, I was hit by the smell and fumes of all the cars at the traffic lights and very nearly passed out. What shocked me most was the thought that I'm actually living and still breathing amongst it all.
Is "I've always said" better than peer-reviewed science these days?
Sigh. You think the amount of exhaust you inhale from a care OUTSIDE is comparable to standing in a locked space?
Did people really think that long-term, every day of your lives exposure to vehicle fumes didn't cause fatal illness?
Who is saying it doesnt?
Originally posted by Extralien
I have detested diesel for as long as I can remember.. big black clouds of smoke that stink beyond belief must durely have some form of problem associated with it..
I had a habbit of holding my breath everytime a stinking diesel bus/lorry/coach etc xame past me. Started doing that when I was about 10.. still do it ocasionally.
I am not surprised by this finding but am concerned as to why it has taken so long.
Obviously, the petro corps. have had some say in it along the way..
But just where do we go from here? They can't ban smoking in public places and not ban diesel dumes in public places. Surely, they have to do something really major in order to bring a balance.
IMO, diesel should be kicked off the forecourt.
This is interesting to read. The area under the M6 motorway around Junction 9 & 10 near Walsall, West Midlands has apparently the highest incidence of breast cancer practically anywhere in the world. That stretch of the motorway which is elevated above the surrounding area is correspondingly one of the busiest roads for traffic anywhere on the planet. The Manor Hospital at Walsall, which serves the populace around the area is a world leading treatment centre for breast cancer apparently. Been saying for years there had to be a connection, maybe WHO just backed this up a little.
- yet i see no demonisation of drivers, but endless attacks on smokers.
I know this was a bit crude(oil) but it is a simple comparison.....but the evidence does exist......
My mother has smoked all her life....and still going at 85.
My dad never smoked...but drove trucks all his life...died of cancer.....you do the maths.
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
Diesel fumes cause cancer, says WHO
(visit the link for the full news article)
Diesel exhaust causes cancer, the World Health Organisation has declared, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as passive smoke.
The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but since so many people breathe in the fumes in some way, the WHO's science panel said raising the status of diesel exhaust to carcinogen from "probable carcinogen" was an important shift.
"It's on the same order of magnitude as passive smoking," said Kurt Straif, director of the IARC department that evaluates cancer risks, on Tuesday. "This could be another big pu
Originally posted by timetothink
Someday when technology finds another way to fuel cars and we all find utopia...then they can start on smokers again...how's that?