Tag Archives: lung cancer

Air Pollution Might Beef Up Dangerous Bacteria 

Air pollution—particulates tossed into the air from car exhaust, factory fumes, and power plants—is nasty stuff. Breathing it in causes damage to your lung tissue. It can trigger asthma attacks. It increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and lung … Continue reading

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Air pollution tied to shorter survival with lung cancer 

Exposure to air pollution has long been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, and a new study suggests it might also be tied to a faster death from the disease. Researchers examined cancer registry data on more than … Continue reading

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More than half US population lives amid dangerous air pollution, report warns 

American Lung Association’s ‘state of the air’ report finds 166 million Americans are living in unhealthy ozone or particle pollution with serious health risks More than half of the US population lives amid potentially dangerous air pollution, with national efforts … 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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More diseases from air pollution uncovered by improved data material

At rest, we breathe approx. 12-15 times per minute, and for each inhalation we change approx. one litre of air. Depending on the activity level, this makes up a daily quantity in the order of twenty cubic metres of air … Continue reading

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Air pollution can worsen any pre-existing lung condition

High levels of air pollution can increase asthma, respiratory infections, lung cancer and even death, and heat makes it worse, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Jonathan Weissler, director of the James M. Collins Center for Biomedical Research at the University … Continue reading

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