08 Feb '11, 12pm

China's Olympic pollution cuts could reduce cancers

China's Olympic pollution cuts could reduce cancers

If China continued with pollution cutbacks implemented during the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing residents could see their lifetime lung cancer risk cut nearly in half. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW WASHINGTON - IF CHINA continued with pollution cutbacks implemented during the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing residents could see their lifetime lung cancer risk cut nearly in half, a study suggested on Tuesday. That could translate to 10,000 fewer cases of lung cancer, said the study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives by researchers from Peking University in Beijing and Oregon State University in the western United States. The study, among the first to examine how pollution control could impact the health of people in China, focused on pollutants called PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) that arise from coal-burning, wood stoves and cars. China emits the most PAHs o...

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