Air pollution has long been thought to be linked to a higher risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked. Photo: SCMP
Air pollution has long been thought to be linked to a higher risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked. Photo: SCMP
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Scientists discover how air pollution triggers lung cancer in non-smokers in ‘revolutionary’ research

  • The study highlights the health risk posed by tiny particles produced by burning fossil fuels, and could pave the way for a new field of cancer prevention
  • It is ‘exciting’ because ‘we could look for precancerous lesions in the lungs...and try to reverse them’, Tony Mok at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said

Air pollution has long been thought to be linked to a higher risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked. Photo: SCMP
Air pollution has long been thought to be linked to a higher risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked. Photo: SCMP
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