Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 13:36
Traffic pollution leads to increased asthma severity in children due to increased blood levels of IL-17A, a protein associated with several chronic inflammatory diseases.
Last Updated: Friday, June 29, 2012, 12:59
The exhaust from diesel-run vehicles, wood fires and coal fired power stations contains soot particles that stick to human lungs, says a study.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 14:17
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) cancer research agency classified diesel engine exhaust as cancer-causing on Tuesday, and urged action to reduce human exposure to it.
Last Updated: Saturday, March 03, 2012, 13:06
Exposure to exhaust from diesel engines increases the risk of lung cancer.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 17:19
Scientists have found that diesel exhaust particulates (DEP) and house dust extract (HDE) causes pulmonary inflammation that aggravate asthma.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 00:00
The chemical particles produced when diesel burns are harmful to blood vessels and can increase the chances of blood clots.