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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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Air pollution from traffic linked to brain cancer for first time

We bike down the West Side Highway, run along Fifth Avenue and do yoga on rooftops, all to improve our well-being — but what if we’re doing so at the expense of our long-term health? A new study from researchers … Continue reading

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Harmful emissions from traffic, trucks, SUVs: New Canada’s national air pollution report

Almost one third of Canadians live near a major road—and this means they go about their everyday lives exposed to a complex mixture of vehicle air pollutants. A new national study led by University of Toronto Engineering researchers reveals that … Continue reading

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More than half a million Americans exposed to toxic air pollution face cancer risks above EPA guidelines

Neighbors used to barely notice the drab, low-slung industrial building across the river from downtown. The corporate name on the sign out front had changed a few times over the years. Truck traffic in and out of the loading docks … Continue reading

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