Diesel Exhaust Claims: Stalled Or Just Getting Started?

Law360, New York (August 2, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT) -- On June 12, 2012, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization, designated diesel engine exhaust as “carcinogenic to humans” (Group 1) — a classification shared with asbestos and radon — based on lung cancer risk. Notably, IARC’s analysis focused on engine exhaust from “traditional” rather than “new technology” diesel currently used in the United States.

Given the vast number of people historically exposed to traditional diesel exhaust, particularly in the transportation, mining, manufacturing and construction industries, and the...
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