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Cancer breakthrough is a ‘wake-up’ call on danger of air pollution

Scientists uncover link between car fumes and lung cancer that helps explain why so many non-smokers develop disease Scientists have uncovered how air pollution causes lung cancer in groundbreaking research that promises to rewrite our understanding of the disease. The … Continue reading

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Second-hand smoke 10th biggest risk factor for cancer: Lancet study

Second-hand smoke is smoke from burning tobacco products, like cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, or pipes. People living in close proximity to those who smoke tobacco may have a higher risk of cancer as a new study published in The Lancet journal … Continue reading

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Researchers examine the effect of cumulative exposure to air pollutants with lung cancer diagnosis

Researchers from Vancouver, British Columbia examine the effect of duration of past exposure to air pollution with lung cancer diagnosis. In 2013, the International Agency of Research on Cancer classified outdoor air pollution and particulate matter of 2.5 micrograms/meter3 (PM … Continue reading

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Exposure to wildfires increases risk of cancer

Living near regions prone to wildfires may boost risk of developing lung cancer and brain tumors A new study from McGill University finds higher incidence of lung cancer and brain tumors in people exposed to wildfires. The study, which tracks … Continue reading

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Ambient Dirty Air May Put Some People at Higher Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

Diesel particulate levels tied to increased oral and pharyngeal cancer incidence in one state Living in areas with high levels of ambient air pollution may be a risk factor for some head and neck (H&N) cancers, a researcher said here. … Continue reading

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Scientists Discover How Air Pollution Alters Lung Tissue, Increasing Cancer Susceptibility

Research findings highlight a potential new target for preventing lung disease caused by air pollution. According to a paper published in the journal eLife on April 19, 2022, scientists have uncovered a mechanism that explains how small air pollution particles … Continue reading

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World Cancer Day 2022: Bad AQI reason behind 60% increase in lung and bladder cancer, say doctors

– Contaminated air is only going to push cancer cases up. – Cases in the country increased at an annual rate of 5 per cent from 2010 to 2019. – Nearly 100 per cent cure for cancers like thyroid and … Continue reading

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Impact of air pollution on health may be far worse than thought, study suggests

Results chime with earlier review indicating almost every cell in the body may be affected by dirty air The number of health problems linked to air pollution could be far higher than previously thought, according to research suggesting hospital admissions … Continue reading

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