Diesel Injury Law

Protecting Yourself
from Diesel Fumes

Unfortunately, no matter where you live, going outside and breathing in toxic air goes hand-in-hand. Although it typically isn’t visible to the human eye, the air is constantly filled with health risks due to polluted air. Side effects can be devastating, including the development of things like diesel exhaust cancer. Those who work around the fumes are at a higher risk of developing negative side effects, but it’s important that everyone takes the necessary steps to protect themselves from these pollutants.

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    Check Air Quality Levels

    You can easily check the quality of the air quality in your area by looking it up on the internet. If you notice that particulate matter is especially high on a certain day, try to avoid spending prolonged periods of time outside. In addition to this, it’s a good idea to avoid pollutant-centric activities like driving or using your fireplace.

    Avoid Excessive Outdoor Activity in the Heat

    Did you know that air quality is the lowest when the temperatures are the highest? Try to avoid working out or spending a ton of time outside during the middle periods of hot days. If you are spending time outside during these times, make sure to listen to your body if you feel overheated or your eyes begin to itch.

    Eat Antioxidants

    A healthy diet can play a positive role in your ability to fight off dangerous chemicals. Try to eat antioxidant-rich foods such as kale, tomatoes and cherries.

    Protecting yourself from developing diesel exhaust cancer starts with your actions to protect yourself. If you feel you are suffering from unhealthy working conditions or you are experiencing negative health symptoms, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

    Sources: NRDC, Oprah

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    Railroad carman died of pulmonary fibrosis following 18 years of welding.



    Locomotive engineer in his early 60’s developed diesel asthma.



    Railroad mechanic diagnosed with squamous cell oropharyngeal cancer.



    Trainman died of nasopharyngeal cancer as a result of working on-board locomotives filled with diesel exhaust.



    Retired railroad employee died of lung cancer as a result of workplace asbestos exposure.



    61 year old railroad conductor diagnosed with interstitial fibrosis and an increased risk of lung cancer as a result of exposure to diesel exhaust.

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