Diesel is a type of fuel derived from crude oil. It is made up of two main parts, gases and soot. The gases are mainly carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur oxides, and hydrocarbons, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The soot is a particulate matter containing carbon, PAHs and some metal compounds.
Exposure to diesel exhaust may lead to the development of cancer and lung and heart diseases.
IHM can provide advice on how to control diesel emissions / particulates and provide air monitoring to measure exposures.