Air pollution now linked to cancer

Air pollutionIf you think air pollution is just a topic for daydreamers, leftists and treehuggers, please do read on. To the World Health Organization – via its International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC  – air pollution is now been linked to cancers.

As Climate Progress notes, in 2010 alone, air pollution have been linked to to 3.2 million premature deaths, predominantly from cardiovascular disease, and 223,000 deaths from lung cancer.

” Sources of air pollution identified by the agency include emissions from motor vehicles, industrial processes, power plants and household heating and cooking fumes. “

So if we solve climate change by quitting fossil fuels, not only we will avoid rising sea levels, soaring temperatures and many other problems we have been mentioning extensively here, but we will also lead healthier lives…



Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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