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What causes lung disease in urban dwellers?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: 2ndhand smoke, etc.
The chief cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke.
Nonsmoker cases are from a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution including secondhand smoke. Asbestos can also cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the pleura or lining on the surface of the lung and diaphragm. So a combo. Of pollution, smoking and other factors likely causes urban lung disease.

In brief: 2ndhand smoke, etc.
The chief cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke.
Nonsmoker cases are from a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution including secondhand smoke. Asbestos can also cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the pleura or lining on the surface of the lung and diaphragm. So a combo. Of pollution, smoking and other factors likely causes urban lung disease.
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