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Parliamentary questions
20 June 2012
E-006091/2012
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Angelika Werthmann (NI)

 Subject: Diesel fumes causing lung cancer
 Answer(s) 

According to a study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) initiated by the World Health Organisation, diesel fumes cause lung cancer and are even more carcinogenic than second-hand cigarette smoke. There is also evidence linking diesel fumes to bladder cancer. Diesel fumes are now classified as group I carcinogens.

1. Is the Commission aware of this problem?

2. What steps does the Commission intend to take in light of these results?

3. Can the Commission provide an overview of the situation in the Member States?

 OJ C 199 E, 11/07/2013
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