Diesel engines Not Good For Health
Diesel engines may be better for fuel economy, but not necessarily your health. A study by Environmental Health Perspectives has linked them to an estimated 11,000 lung cancer deaths per year.
The study claims that, even though diesel engines are getting more efficient and less prone to spewing nasty emissions, exhaust gases play a significant role in lung cancer figures, particularly among truckers, miners and railroad workers who are exposed to them on a daily basis.
As much as 6 per cent of lung cancer deaths in the UK and USA are thought to be attributed to diesel engine exhaust emissions, with 9,000 in the US and 2,000 in the UK.