Dr Christopher Portier
, answers a few questions on the IARC Monographs Meeting, Volume 105.
Could you tell us what is all about today about this evaluation?
Should we be afraid of breathing exhausts?
How long should you be exposed in order to develop cancer?
How should one protect oneself?
Diesel exhaust was classified as a probable carcinogen in 1989, how long does it take to make up your mind?
Would you have a recommendation for the general public?
Modern diesel cars are set to be safer. Is it true?
Should we avoid buying diesel cars?
The higher risk is for the person behind you, breathing your exhaust. Is that true?
Can you tell us where most diesel exhaust come from?
What is in the diesel exhaust make it carcinogenic?
Do you recommend buying a gasoline car?
Is diesel fuel itself carcinogenic?
Does this apply also to gasoline (limited exposures to diesel)?