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Long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution increases lung cancer risk

July 11th, 2013 by The Lancet

According to one of the largest studies of its kind published in The Lancet Oncology, prolonged exposure to particulate air pollution increases the risk of lung cancer (particularly adenocarcinoma, a cancer that develops in a substantial number of non-smokers) even at levels below the European Union limit values. “At this stage, we might have to […]

Fine particulate matter air pollution raises risk of lung cancer death in never-smokers

October 31st, 2011 by American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Long-term exposure to air pollution containing fine particles of soot, dirt, smoke and other materials causes a small but measurable increase in lung cancer among men and women who have never smoked, according to researchers in Canada and the United States, who studied the association between long-term exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution and […]