Who: diesel exhaust gases are carcinogenic

Diesel exhaust gases of cars and machines can be seen after convolution of researchers of the World Health Organization (WHO) in people cancer. Therefore, these pollutants were now officially classified as carcinogenic. "Scientific proof is convincing", said the head of a corresponding study of the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) in Lyon, Christopher Convent. German carmakers criticized on Thursday, the investigation is based on emissions of old diesel engines without filter systems. Heidelberger cancer researchers warned against panicmaking.

The IARC Research Group attributed to the conclusion that diesel exhaust gases produce in humans lung cancer emphasized, according to a message of the agency, which is belonging to the WHO. International scientists presented the study in Lyon. Although the researchers realize that the risk of cancer is rather low due to the inhalation of exhaust gases. However, people who often and intensively inhale diesel exhaust gases can be amed from a direct connection to lung cancer. "Today, the International Agency for Cancer Research has classified diesel exhausts as carcinogenic for humans", it is called in the explanation of 12. June.

The IARC scientists demand: "Worldwide, contact (of humans) must be reduced with this mixture of chemicals." Nevertheless, rough population parts are exposed to diesel exhaust gases in the day life, be it through their profession or the ambient air". IARC boss Kurt Straif estimates according to a report Suddeutsche Zeitung But also that the dangers themselves are more comparable to vocational powervers with those of passive smoking.

"Smoking is still much worse than diesel exhaust – that has shown the new study", The doctor of Eva said free from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg in the conversation with the news agency dpa. She pointed out that the investigations underlying the IARC study were made in mines in America, which have worked in the past with diesel-powered vehicles. "A mine is only conditioned, not like a strain drape with sky about it." In addition, the technology in Europe and North America is so far that Rubfilter is effective and the environmental standards are very high. "People who have smoked have a massive high risk as people who worked under diesel exhaust exposure." Nevertheless, the Lyon study is "Safely sound and it was necessary that diesel was evaluated again". There hardly exist in Europe "Extreme need for action – for vehicles on the strain, there is already so much".

According to the auto industry and the Federal Motor Trade Office (KBA), pollutant emissions in diesel engines have been reflected in recent decades, while engines became more powerful. In addition to the gentle petrol station price compared to gasoline, this is an important argument for many car houses. At the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) struck it on Thursday, the Lyoner researchers had studied obsolete engines: "These about eight-year-old engines in no way represent the advanced diesel technology available today in the market." New cars of 2014 binding pollutant class Euro 6 stobers according to VDA 98 percent fewer particles, cursive hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide as vehicles before importing the exhaust standard 20 years ago. With nitrogen oxides, the ruckle is 75 percent. "The economical and clean diesel engine is and remains an essential building block of the sustainable drive and fuel strategy."

Suspected Diesel was already many years ago: In 1988, the IARC after initial studies had the suspicion that "Diesel exhaust gases probably on people carcinogenic" works. Ten years later had been recommended, research on the potential pollution of diesel exhaust "high priority" gathered. According to the IARC, the IARC continues to continue after possible cancer hazards by gasoline. She pointed out that they are petrol already in 1989 as "possibly carcinogenic" had classified. At this classification nothing has changed by newer research, so that gasoline in contrast to diesel so far is not definitely classified as carcinogenic.

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