Delhi air can be cancerous for kids: Study: India Today

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Neuroblastic cancers are a special type of tumour occurring on the nervous system, outside of the brain and spinal cord, and predominantly affect children up to age five. 

Delhi’s ever-soaring air pollution level could be triggering cancer in kids. A study conducted by the Newcastle University in the UK has found that incidences of neuroblastic cancer could be related to aggravated environmental factors such as influenza and air pollution. Neuroblastic cancers are a special type of tumour occurring on the nervous system, outside of the brain and spinal cord, and predominantly affect children up to age five. The scientists studied the Northern Region Young Persons’ Malignant Disease Registry (NRYPMDR) for cancers reported in northern England from 1968 to 2015. They found that the neuroblastic cancers occurred in mini-epidemics, that is, more frequently in certain decades, and were geographically widespread. This suggests that environmental factors like air pollution and winds carrying infections could be playing a significant role besides genetic factors.”  India Today. Read it on delhiair.org.

Delhi air can be cancerous for kids: Study

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