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Diesel Exhaust Causes Cancer

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Diesel Exhaust

Not cool, diesel gas. Not cool.

According to WHO, diesel gas causes cancer. What a jerk!

This is BAD NEWS.

The World Health Organization's cancer agency has just ruled that the exhaust causes cancer, and wants to make it a public health threat on par with secondhand smoke.

It has been moved from "possible carcinogen" to straight up "carcinogen."

A source says:

“It’s on the same order of magnitude as passive smoking. This could be another big push for countries to clean up exhaust from diesel engines.”

The scary thing is that people are exposed to it constantly, from pedestrians on the street, to ship passengers and crew, railroad workers, truck drivers, mechanics, miners and people operating heavy machinery.

The U.S. government, however, still classifies diesel exhaust as a likely carcinogen. Experts said new diesel engines spew out fewer fumes and further studies are needed:

“We don’t have enough evidence to say these new engines are zero risk, but they are certainly lower risk than before."

Of course people are going to argue this, because who would want to spend extra money on making things healthier? That's just expensive and crazy, right??

Wrong. People need to sack-up and shift and change for the betterment of the population AND the planet.

What's wrong with making things better??

[Image via AP Images.]

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