Long term exposure to diesel exhaust fumes has been linked by study to respiratory ailments and diseases. Individuals with existing conditions can expect their condition to worsen.
Exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can lead to a number of health disorders including strokes, heart disease, respiratory issues and lung cancer. If you are involved in an industry where you are constantly exposed to diesel fumes there may be grounds to lodge a diesel exhaust lawsuit.
Are you being slowly poisoned by exposure to diesel exhaust?
It is a common perception that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, there may be some truth to this. However, thousands of cases of lung cancer are diagnosed every year in people that do not and never have smoked in their life. Studies have shown that exposure to diesel exhaust is a cause of lung cancer and other diseases.
People who work in and around the trucking industry and have done so for many years have an increased risk of developing lung cancer due to continuous exposure to toxins such as lead, cyanide, arsenic, etc, all of which are found in diesel fumes. Of course, long haul truck drivers are at great risk but those involved in local delivery and pickup as well as dockworkers and even farmers are also at risk.
The EPA has issued a report that categorically states that long term exposure to diesel exhaust is linked with lung cancer. As could be expected, engine manufacturers denied the link, blaming older engines for the findings. The EPA countered, stating that their findings related to all diesel engines, new or old.
The results of the EPA study have been reinforced by a study made by Environmental Health Perspectives on behalf of the trucking industry. The study showed that there were close to 800 cases of lung cancer over the 15 years included.
It is hard to dispute these findings, anyone that works in or around an industry where they are subjected to exposure to diesel fumes and they have been diagnosed with respiratory problems or lung cancer should hire a skilled attorney and file a diesel exhaust lawsuit.
If you or a person close to you is diagnosed with health problems associated with prolonged exposure to diesel fumes you should consider hiring an experienced lawyer and filing a diesel exhaust lawsuit seeking compensation. You are invited to discuss your situation with Hughes Law Offices LLC or visit www.dieselinjurylaw.com for more information.