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Fine Particulate Matter Pollution Associated with Mortality in Pediatric and AYA Patients

A study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that fine particulate matter pollution was associated with mortality in pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients with specific cancers.1

The study authors indicated that findings such as this could lead to patient recommendations to reduce their personal exposure to air pollution through home-based or behavioral interventions. 

“It is estimated that roughly 40% of Americans live in communities with unhealthy levels of air pollution,” corresponding author Judy Ou, PhD, research scientist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, said in a press release. “Currently, there are no guidelines for long-term cancer survivors that advise reducing exposure to air pollution, nor are (patients with cancer) considered a population vulnerable to mortality or illness from air pollution. Our…

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