Diesel - Exhaust fumes. Definition

Medical Definition: Diesel - Exhaust fumes

Exposure to diesel fumes develops new blood vessels within the process of angiogenesis, essential for the growth of solid tumors (non-blood: leukemias and lymphomas). According to Dr. Qinghua Sun and colleagues (Ohio State University), diesel fumes trigger a chemical signal (the vascular endothelial growth factor) associated with the creation of new blood vessels. In addition, the diesel decreases the activity of an enzyme involved in the production of substances that suppress tumor growth. The formation of new vessels is much higher in mice exposed to diesel in mice breathing clean, filtered air. Diesel particles are very small (much more than that of gasoline) and penetrate the human circulatory system, from organs and tissues. Exposure to diesel suffered by the mice was similar to that experienced in urban areas and in congested traffic. Levels were lower than those experienced by workers using diesel (workers in mines, bridges, tunnels, railways, farms, car maintenance workshops, etc.).. A brief statement of two months can result in increased angiogenesis. It is difficult to move data from animal experiments to our species, but the first warning is to avoid exposure to diesel fumes and protect their employment. The increase in the number of cancers involving the distorted and negative environment we have created. This primary prevention should receive more attention, both socially and occupationally.

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