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Scientists fear more lung cancer as radon is released from thawing permafrost

Scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences hypothesize that as the melting of the permafrost becomes more prevalent, so will the incidence of lung cancer.
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The invisible threat inside your home: Dangerous levels of radon gas are being found in more houses across Canada than ever before

The prevalence of deadly radon gas is rising across Canada as lax building codes allow dangerously high levels to be trapped inside newly built homes.

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Forest fires leave behind charcoal—and it might be toxic for years

Environmentally persistent free radicals are more widespread than we thought, and the health and environmental impacts are still unclear.
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Air pollution: Research links black carbon to increased cancer risk

Long-term exposure to black carbon, a constituent of fine particle air pollution, could increase lung cancer risk by 30%, according to researchers in France.
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Air pollutants cost Canada $120B a year: Health Canada

The health burden from pollutants in the air that come from industrial activities like oil and gas extraction, mining, manufacturing, construction, and transportation — as well as natural events like forest fires — contributed to 15,300 premature Canadian deaths in 2016.
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Local councils and campaigners urge people to stop burning wood at home

Growing awareness of health risks from breathing in fine-particulate pollution prompts calls for tighter rules and clearer messaging on stoves.

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Lung cancer scans recommended for people 50 and older with shorter smoking histories

New advice from an influential panel will make more women and African-Americans eligible for CT scans, but some who need them most may not be able to afford them.
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Lawrie McFarlane: Why are lung cancer deaths in non-smokers on the rise?

New research out of Britain and the U.S. reveals a troubling development. The proportion of non-smokers developing lung cancer has risen markedly. ("Non-smokers" are defined as people who have never at any time smoked.)

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Kill coal to save lives

It’s time to finish what the Obama administration started. It’s time to finish off coal.
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Avoid using wood-burning stoves if possible, warn health experts

Charity calls for people to use alternative, less polluting heating and cooking options if they can.

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50-year fight with Agent Orange: Vietnam vet still battles chemical exposure daily

Stuart Burnett, like many other Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, struggles against the country's health care, health insurance and Veterans Affairs systems trying to have his condition diagnosed and treated.

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Air pollution now biggest health risk in India, says report

Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution contributed to over 1.67 million annual deaths from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases and neonatal diseases in India in 2019.

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Asbestos ban stalls in Congress amid partisan fight

Democrats and Republicans are each accusing the other of holding up a bill to ban asbestos that had been expected to pass with little controversy this week.
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Jon Stewart, Sen. Gillibrand push for burn pit law to aid veterans care and benefits

“If an enemy did this to us, we’d ... bomb them into oblivion,” Jon Stewart told The Washington Post. "We did it to ourselves and we’re ignoring it.”
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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

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