Sep 26, 2006

Airborne Metal Particles From Pollution Could Lead To Lung Cancer, Researchers Find

Inhaling metal particles from air pollution could lead to the development of lung cancer, researchers at University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center have found.

The ecological study, published on Sept. 15 in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, is the first study of its kind in a large population that compared incidence rates of lung cancer for all 254 Texas counties from 1995 to 2000 with industrial air releases of metals reported to EPA in the previous eight- to 13-year period (1988-2000). Read the full article in Environmental Protection.Thanks Laura L. Barnes, Librarian