Already considered one of todayâ€™s primary polluting issues, the focus on Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions (DEEE) is likely to intensify following the recent high profile incidences of false reporting of combustion efficiency detailed in the press.
In 2012 the Internal Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) identified DEEE particulate as a cause of lung cancer, and a factor which increases the risk of bladder cancer. This group, part of the World Health Organisation (WHO), now classifies it along with asbestos, benzene and ionising radiation as a Group 1 known carcinogen. Based on research conducted by Imperial College, London, DEEE has been ranked by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as the sixth largest contributor to workplace cancer cases.
EnviroDat works with clients across the many industries that require employees to work in locations where they could be affected by exposure to DEEE, such as garages, bus stations, warehouses, railways, ferries, toll booths, car parks and fire stations.
The quantity and composition of DEEEs will depend on the type and condition of the engine, specification of the fuel, workload/demand on the engine and engine temperature. As well as particulates, vehicle combustion can produce significant pollutants in the form of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, sulphur dioxide and other hydrocarbons.
We can perform independent and specific air tests, targeting DEEE, PAHS and other potentially harmful products of vehicle combustion. Working with you, weâ€™ll then use this information to prepare COSHH and risk assessments, and develop solutions that will help to reduce specific exposure.
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