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Local and national experts agree: Reducing Pittsburgh pollution would cut cancer risk
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Local and national experts agree: Reducing Pittsburgh pollution would cut cancer risk

"If we could eliminate smoking entirely in Allegheny County, it would still be in the highest 10 percent of all U.S. counties with respect to these cancers."

Editor's Note: This is story is part of our ongoing series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH—Cancer experts from around the country gathered here this week to present a body of research with a weighty conclusion: Environmental exposures remain a key factor in the region's elevated cancer rates and tackling these pollutants could significantly reduce risks for residents.

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