“12 June 2012 – After a week‐long meeting of individual experts, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization, today classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer” (WHO Press Release)

As the attached WHO) Press Release notes:

“The scientific evidence was compelling……”

The Union and its members knew this two years ago, when the dispute regarding Diesel Extraction Systems came to a head.

The Fire Service Managers who review the evidence and denied accepting their responsibility to protect the health of their Firefighters stand condemned.

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