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Title: HEALTH EFFECTS OF DIESEL EXHAUST: AN HEI PERSPECTIVE

Diesel engines have many advantages, including good fuel economy, power, durability, lower emissions of some pollutants (such as carbon monoxide) and of carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas). However, there are a number of concerns that need to be addressed: (1) emissions of nitrogen oxides (which contribute to ozone formation) and of particulate matter (PM); (2) questions about cancer and other health effects from exposure to diesel PM; and (3) as efforts to decrease emissions progress, a need to understand whether the nature and toxicity of the PM emitted has changed. This paper focuses on (1) carcinogenicity data, (2) noncancer effects, and (3) diesel as part of the complex ambient mixture of PM.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
827834
Report Number(s):
CONF-200008-44
TRN: US200428%%770
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6th Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Workshop 2000, San Diego, CA (US), 08/20/2000--08/24/2000; Other Information: PBD: 20 Aug 2000
Research Org:
Health Effects Institute (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; CARBON DIOXIDE; CARBON MONOXIDE; DIESEL ENGINES; FUEL CONSUMPTION; GREENHOUSE GASES; MIXTURES; NEOPLASMS; NITROGEN OXIDES; OZONE; PARTICULATES; POLLUTANTS; TOXICITY