• Researchers writing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters warn air pollution is shaving up to two years off the lives of people in big cities
  • Fumes contain chemicals that can cause cancer —  endocrine disrupters 
  • These are chemicals that interfere with hormones and are cancer risk factors 

We all know air pollution can damage our lungs, worsening illnesses such as asthma. Last summer, researchers writing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters warned that air pollution is shaving up to two years off the lives of people in big cities.

 

 

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