THE NEW YORK TIMES | Even Moderate Air Pollution May Lead to Lung Disease

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Published: 11Jul2019

A new study led by Dany Doiron, a research associate at the McGill University Health Center found that even moderate levels of air pollution can cause lung function impairment that rivals the damage caused by smoking. Researchers studied 303,887 British men and women, with data on lung health gathered by physical examination and air pollution statistics geographically coded to the participants’ home addresses. 

The effects were particularly strong in low income populations and in people working where there is high exposure to contaminated air.

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