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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Outdoor Air Pollution

Outdoor air pollutants are emitted from a variety of sources including from traffic and other transport, agriculture, wildfires, and industry. Consequently, the general population is exposed to a mixture of heterogeneous chemical constituents. DCEG researchers investigate various outdoor air pollutants thought to be associated with cancer risk. These include traffic-related pollutants that are most concentrated in urban settings, as well as those arising from agricultural and industrial activities.