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    "In 2008/009 an estimated 39,000 individuals
    who worked in the last 12 months suffered,
    ‘breathing or lung problems’ which they believed
    to be work-related, according to the Labour Force Survey. This estimate includes respiratory
    diseases other than just occupational asthma."

    - Health and Safety Executive

    "Though smoking is he most important risk factor for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (CCOPD), occupational exposures
    to fumes, chemicals and dusts may together account for around 4000 deaths each

    - Health and Safety Executive

    "Every year, thousands of workers in Britain
    develop occupational diseases from breathing
    in certain dusts, fumes or other airborne
    contaminants at work. Local exhaust ventilation,
    often called dust and/or fume extraction, can help
    clean the air, before people breathe in these
    harmful substances."

    - Health and Safety Executive

    "The Health and Safety Executive estimates
    1,500 To 3,000 new cases of occupational
    asthma arise every year, but this rises to
    7,000 cases a year if you include asthma
    made worse by work."

    - Health and Safety Executive

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Vehicle exhaust emissions – HSE Guidance Note

Vehicle exhaust fumes can irritate the eyes and respiratory tract, and are a risk to health by breathing in. Carbon-fuelled engine fumes
contain carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas. Prolonged exposure to diesel fumes, especially blue or black smoke, may lead to coughing and breathlessness. Long-term repeated exposure to diesel fumes over a period of about 20 years may increase the risk of lung cancer.

Keep the workplace well ventilated. Connect an exhaust gas scavenger system to the vehicle tailpipe when static running, particularly when working in a vehicle inspection pit.