Diesel fumes among new carcinogen exposure limits

Strict workplace exposure limits for diesel exhaust fumes and seven other known carcinogens moved a step closer on Wednesday

Strict workplace exposure limits for diesel exhaust fumes and seven other known carcinogens moved a step closer on Wednesday when national government representatives endorsed in Brussels a recent provisional deal with the European Parliament.

Under the agreement, which the EU Council said would save up to 100,000 lives over the next 50 years, workers must not be exposed to diesel exhaust emissions above a concentration of 0.05mg per cubic metre, based on elemental carbon measurements.

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