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Increased Cancer Risk in These Polluted Cities

If you live in a city, you know firsthand about air pollution. Eighty different cancer-causing pollutants ca be found in the air, and they're increasing many individuals' risk for developing cancer. According to the National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment released by the EPA, nearly 600 neighborhoods across the US exceed a 100 in one million cancer risk. That means that if one million people breathe toxic air over the course of their lifetime, 100 people would develop cancer solely because of the pollution.

To find out which city's pollution levels are putting their residents at risk for cancer


The chart below shows which areas have an estimated cancer risk greater than 100 in one million. It's no surprise that the major cities are the ones causing the greatest health risks.

Tell me, does knowing pollution is directly connected to increased cancer risk affect where you live?


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cjstraus cjstraus 7 years
Uggggh I have to get out of Baltimore and this just gives me another reason.... even the water tastes bad here
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
Just one more reason to love living in Dallas. :(
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
It's probably Shreveport & DFW.
PirateKitty PirateKitty 7 years
Wow LA... not surprising Looks like i better move back to NorCal
PirateKitty PirateKitty 7 years
Wow LA... not surprising Looks like i better move back to NorCal
Spectra Spectra 7 years
NE Wisconsin is all clear, too. So, no, not worried.
emilylee emilylee 7 years
omg this is really bad....i really hope more people would get the idea of how bad our environment is and we should all help make this place better and less polluted
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
Nope! Iowa = all clear!
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
Nope! Iowa = all clear!
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