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Air pollution. Photo by: Unsplash
Air pollution. Photo by: Unsplash

Research by University of Illinois at Chicago shows that Poor Environment Quality leads to Higher Rates of Cancer

The University of Illinois at Chicago recently released data and research covering the links between poor air quality and water quality with higher rates of cancer.

ScienceDaily reported:

“But these single factors don’t paint a comprehensive picture of what a person is exposed to in their environment — and may not be as helpful in predicting cancer risk, which is impacted by multiple factors including the air you breathe, the water you drink, the neighborhood you live in, and your exposure to myriad toxins, chemicals and pollutants.” – Jyotsna Jagai, research assistant professor of environmental and occupational health in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Watch over a clip on YouTube featuring more on this discussion by the Wall Street Journal. It is important to find out that air pollution makes up 16 percent of the deaths from the 1,400,000 people that die each year of lung cancer.

Another key takeaway from the YouTube clip is that the top seven cities with the most air pollution on average within the United States are located in Southern California.

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