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Air pollution

Air quality gains with technology can get nullified if vehicle numbers are not contained (Photo by Amit Shankar)The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization has declared that outdoor air pollution is group 1 carcinogen and that it is “carcinogenic to humans”. This is the first time that the scientists […]

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Diesel exhaust linked

Illustration: Rustam VaniaThe International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization, gives its scientific verdict that diesel engine exhaust can cause lung cancer in humans. In its report released on June 12, IARC has reclassified diesel exhaust from its group 2A list of probable carcinogens to its group 1 […]

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How carcinogenic is your CAR?

Do you want a country full of cars? Cars cause cancer. Scientists can even measure the cancer potency levels of the cars we ride. The so-called cancer potency index has emerged as an important tool for risk assessment the world over. But think twice before you buy a diesel car over a petrol car. Swedish […]

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