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Motor vehicle-related toxics and potential health problems

Benzene - Immune system damage. Genetic damage. Blood disorders, including anemia and excessive bleeding. Increased incidence of leukemia.

Diesel particulates - Chronic respiratory effects. Lung cancer.

1,3-Butadiene - Increase in cardiovascular diseases. Effects on the central nervous system. Eye, nose and throat irritation. Cancer.

Acetaldehyde - Cancer.

Formaldehyde - Chronic eye, nose and throat irritation. Increased incidence of menstrual disorders and pregnancy problems. Lung and nasal cancer.

Source: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality