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Scientists have uncovered how air pollution causes lung cancer

Air pollution affects around 90% of the world's population. Image: Unsplash/Paul Pastourmatzis

Stefan Ellerbeck

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Lung cancer accounted for 18% of all cancer deaths in 2020. Image: WHO.

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