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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 06-12-2012, 04:46 PM
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From MedPage: Diesel Exhaust Causes Lung Cancer
PARIS -- Diesel engine exhaust is definitely carcinogenic in human lungs, according to a scientific working group of the World Health Organization after a week-long meeting to review the evidence.

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Old 06-12-2012, 05:05 PM
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:24 PM
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:18 PM
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Of course Diesel engine exhaust is definitely carcinogenic in human lungs.

But if you read the real story, you'll see that it refers to untreated diesel exhaust, without use of a particulate filter. It is likely the particulate component of the untreated diesel exhaust that has the cancer effect.

Diesel exhaust from a modern SCR system combined with a particulate filter is cleaner than Petrol exhaust.

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Old 06-13-2012, 02:13 AM
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From MedPage: Diesel Exhaust Causes Lung Cancer
PARIS -- Diesel engine exhaust is definitely carcinogenic in human lungs, according to a scientific working group of the World Health Organization after a week-long meeting to review the evidence.

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The point of this ????????????????
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:42 AM
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I guess the point is that if you breathe engine exhaust in an enclosed space you will die. I am sure that some government spent millions of our tax dollars to actually discover this remarkable property of engine exhaust. Now CARB and the EPA can pass regulations restricting the use of any engine that exhausts harmful material -- thus returning us to the days of dragging things behind a cart -- not pulled by a draft animal because they can also exhaust noxious fumes at times -- but by our wives (fat chance!) and children.
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I've never seen my X5 smoke. I'm good haha
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