“The estimated numbers of excess lung cancer deaths through age 80 for lifetime workplace exposures of 1, 10, and 25 μg/m3 elemental carbon [diesel soot] were 17, 200, and 689 per 10,000, respectively, which exceed the typically acceptable levels of occupational risk of 1/1,000 in the U.S. and Europe (8). With regard to environmental exposures, they estimated 21 excess lung cancer deaths per 10,000 for lifetime environmental exposure to 0.8 μg/m3 EC, which exceeds the typically acceptable level of 1/100,000 in the U.S. and Europe.”**
In a study in Australia, diesel emissions were associated with 3.8 percent of miners exposed to diesel soot dying of lung cancer.
But I guess getting rich trumps public welfare and the hard science that defends it. Diesel soot emissions are about the most carcinogenic stuff you can breathe.
I am waiting in agony for the tests to be done and results to come in, but my wife (who has never smoked) might have lung cancer. So now, dear Trump thugs, it is personal. You better be careful.