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What are the different symptoms of breathing diesel fumes?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Varied: Certainly the noxious odor is the first; prolonged exposure can lead to a feeling of breathlessness, and even to passing out from it. My advice would be to ensure adequate ventillation if you have to be around them; or simply be as far away from them as possible.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Diesel fumes: Short term effects are irritation of eyes and respiratory tract. Long term effects may be cancer,kidney disorders and heart issues.

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