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WHO Determines Air Pollution to Be a Leading Environmental Cause of Cancer Deaths: October 17, 2013

WHO Determines Air Pollution to Be a Leading Environmental Cause of Cancer Deaths: October 17, 2013

WHO determines air pollution to be a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths: October 17, 2013

On October 17, the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that it had classified outdoor air pollution as a carcinogen and declared it to be a leading environmental cause of cancer. The announcement followed the release of several reports pointing to particularly high levels of air pollution and increased risk of disease in Asian countries, particularly in China, and occurred as Chinese cities struggled with record levels of hazardous air pollution.

WHO Evaluates Air Pollution

The IARC seeks to promote international collaboration in cancer research, and its Monographs Section is ...

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