Traffic fumes can up risk of lung cancer
Even low level exposure to traffic fumes is enough to raise the risk of lung cancer, a large European study has revealed.
The new research, that analysed pooled information from 17 studies in nine European countries, has found that people’s chances of having the disease rose with greater exposure to small sooty particles which are generated by diesel exhausts which are known to lodge in the lungs, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Lead scientist Dr Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, from the Danish Cancer Society Research Centre, said that the results showed a picture that ‘the more the worse, the less the better.’
The study was published in the journal The Lancet Oncology.