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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?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Sorry about your dad. But regardless of your family history, there is no known risk for any kind of cancer in this situation.

Answered 4/3/2022

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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 4/3/2022

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