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Air pollution, Europe’s largest environmental health hazard

Health issues surrounding air quality were brought into the spotlight this week with World Asthma Day, which takes place every year in May. There is no doubt that air pollution is unhealthy and that it aggravates conditions such as asthma. … Continue reading

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Polluted environment linked to higher cancer rates 

Study is first to measure the effect of cumulative environmental exposures on cancer rates. Poor quality across a wide range of physical measurements – notably air, water, built environment, population density and soil – collectively contribute to cancer incidence, new … Continue reading

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40% increase of childhood cancer caused by air pollution 

Childhood cancer is very rare — but not as rare as it used to be. New figures show rates have increased by 40% over the last 16 years in Britain. It’s a worrying trend, not least because it’s unclear why … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Linked To Other Cancers, Not Just Lung 

Long-term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter such as PM2.5 has been linked to increased risk of mortality for a range of cancers. Researchers in Hong Kong have found that long-term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter is associated with … Continue reading

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Polluted air may up risk of many cancers

For elderly people in Hong Kong, long term exposure to fine-particle air pollution is tied to an increased risk of dying from many cancers, including breast, liver and pancreatic cancer, in addition to the expected lung cancer risk, according to … Continue reading

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Exposure to particulate air pollutants associated with numerous types of cancer 

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a series of monographs on the evaluation of various carcinogenic risks. In a monograph on air pollution, the organization pointed out the difficulty of assessing the effects of pollution … Continue reading

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California air quality rules to tighten after cancer risk estimate triples

Factories and oil refineries in southern California face a new crackdown on their emissions of air toxins, after experts in the state reported that breathing in pollution carries almost three times the risk of causing cancer than was previously thought, … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘largely responsible’ for rise in lung cancer cases in recent years: doctor

TAIPEI–Air pollution is largely responsible for an increase in the number of lung cancer cases in Taiwan in recent years, a doctor said Tuesday. The latest statistics released Tuesday by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) show that 11,692 people were … Continue reading

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