Outdoor Particulate Matter Exposure and Lung Cancer

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Outdoor Particulate Matter Exposure and Lung Cancer

Postby swiper » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:49 am

Outdoor Particulate Matter Exposure and Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis

Background: Particulate matter (PM) in outdoor air pollution was recently designated a Group I carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This determination was based on the evidence regarding the relationship of PM2.5 and PM10 to lung cancer risk; however, the IARC evaluation did not include a quantitative summary of the evidence.

Conclusion: The results of these analyses, and the decision of the IARC working group to classify PM and outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic (Group 1), further justify efforts to reduce exposures to air pollutants that can arise from many sources.
http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408092/
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