Diesel Exhaust, Air Quality and Health

Diesel exhaust is a complex mixture of thousands of gases and fine particles that contains more than 40 air contaminants. These include many known or suspected cancer-causing substances, such as benzene, arsenic and formaldehyde. It also contains other harmful pollutants, including nitrogen oxides (a component of urban smog).
  • Publication Number: 849
  • Category(s): Air, Information Bulletin
  • Number of pages: 3
  • Release Date: 21 May 2002

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