Labour Research October 2004

Health & Safety Matters

Ovarian cancer risk from diesel exhaust

Exposure to diesel exhaust fumes at work can treble the risk of ovarian cancer, reports the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

Johannes Guo, Timo Kauppinen and others. "Risk of esophageal, ovarian, testicular, kidney and bladder cancers and leukemia among Finnish workers exposed to diesel or gasoline engine exhaust", International Journal of Cancer, volume 111, issue 2, pages 286-292, 2004