“Fiona Osgun of Cancer Research UK explores whether a smog can cause serious illness …

Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 10.01.58 AM.png“A panel of experts from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have published a report into the lifelong impact of air pollution. The report, called Every breath we take, looks at the effect of exposure to polluted air on the risk of a range of diseases – including asthma, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. It estimates that about 40,000 deaths each year in the UK are linked to air pollution, and suggests what the public and policymakers can do to minimise the risk.But where did the figure come from? And how can it be brought down?
How strong is the link with cancer?” The Independent. Read the full column on delhiair.org.

Air pollution? How strong is the link to cancer?