Long-term smoke exposure may be associated with dying from a tumour: study – CTV

June 26, 2023

Amid some of the worst air quality to hit North America in decades, a new study has dug into the long-term health impacts of smoke exposure.

While researchers didn’t find any significant associations between wildfire-related air pollution and increased mortality from cardiovascular or respiratory diseases, they did find an association between this exposure and mortality due to neoplasms— another term for tumours.

Authors say that the new research, published this month in the peer-reviewed Journal of Hazardous Materials, is the first of its kind.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first population-based prospective cohort study to quantify the associations between long-term exposure to wildfire-related PM2.5 and mortality,” Shanshan Li, associate professor at Monash University in Australia and lead researcher, said in a press release.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/long-term-smoke-exposure-may-be-associated-with-dying-from-a-tumour-study-1.6455595

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