A 34-year-old female asked:
My beautiful dad recently passed away from mesothelioma. im very paranoid about what we breath in. is there a higher risk of cancer if ppl live under a flight path 8km from airport? eg: jet fuel. is my air pollution worse than those who live away?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Sorry about your dad. But regardless of your family history, there is no known risk for any kind of cancer in this situation.
Reviewed Apr 03, 2022
Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
Air pollution of the sort you fear, is unlikely to result in cancer, or other medical conditions. Jet fuel exhaust should be too far away to affect you in any fashion.
Answered Apr 03, 2022
Last updated Apr 3, 2022
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