The Dangers of Exhaust Fumes

The Dangers of Exhaust Fumes

Working on diesel vehicles is a regular part of the job for employees in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, mining and agriculture. But such vehicles can present a number of health hazards if not properly controlled.

*Diesel engine exhaust emissions (commonly known as ‘diesel fumes’) are a mixture of gases, vapours, liquid aerosols and substances made up of particles. They contain the products of combustion including:

• Carbon (soot)
• Nitrogen
• Water
• Carbon monoxide
• Aldehydes
• Oxides of nitrogen
• Oxides of sulphur
• Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

The HSE have a in depth data sheet discussing the dangers of diesel exhaust emissions;

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*Part of this document is courtesy of HSE ‘Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence’.