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Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

And how does the risk compare with inhaling smoke from cigarettes?
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Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

Some recent, limited studies published in the last few years have found correlations between people exposed to wildfire smoke and lung cancer. But none have proved causation, the scientists who performed those studies have said, and much more research is needed.

Alexander S. Rabin, Gregg L. Furie: The cruel irony of inhalers that make climate change worse

Alexander S. Rabin, Gregg L. Furie: The cruel irony of inhalers that make climate change worse

Some inhalers use greenhouse gases to help deliver medication into the lungs. The good news is there are alternatives.
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The sun bakes wildfire smoke, changing its toxicity

Fresh smoke disrupts the way cells store and use energy. But aged smoke may lead to higher levels of cell death.

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Mark Ereth: Where there's fire, there's (deadly) smoke

Wildfire preparedness has traditionally been straightforward – be ready to evacuate at the drop of a hat. But as doctors and scientists learn more about unseen risks, Americans should take deliberate steps to protect their lungs from the pollution that wildfires spread.

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The struggle for clean air and water in Benicia

Environmental watchdog group Baykeeper filed a lawsuit in federal court against Amports, which owns the Port of Benicia, and Valero for allegedly mishandling petroleum coke, a refinery product that can damage the heart and lungs.
Even low levels of soot can be deadly to older people, research finds

Even low levels of soot can be deadly to older people, research finds

The four-year air pollution study, which followed 68.5 million older Americans, was the first of its kind.
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