Estimates for the UK indicate that up to 1000 lung cancers and around 100 bladder cancer cases each year could be a result of occupational exposure. There are no diesel exhaust exposure standards in the UK but standards exist in the USA and it is likely that these are regularly exceeded in some kinds of work.
Perhaps it would be a good time to undertake a thorough review of liability exposure and the barriers to liability exposure.
The next issue of the Radar journal will begin that process.
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