10 doctors weighed in:

Could car fumes cause lung cancer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

The vast majority of lung cancer is caused by smoking - i.
e. First hand cigarette smoke. Lung cancer is rare in people who have never smoked. If car exhaust were an important contributor we'd see far more cancer in people who had never smoked.

In brief: Not likely

The vast majority of lung cancer is caused by smoking - i.
e. First hand cigarette smoke. Lung cancer is rare in people who have never smoked. If car exhaust were an important contributor we'd see far more cancer in people who had never smoked.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Watchout liver

Car fumes are detoxed by liver so keep detoxing your liver if u work in a field that involves inhaling car fumes a lot.

In brief: Watchout liver

Car fumes are detoxed by liver so keep detoxing your liver if u work in a field that involves inhaling car fumes a lot.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Car fumes & cancer

Research has shown there is an epidemic of illnesses that are exacerbated by exhaust from vehicles, including cardiovascular disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer.

In brief: Car fumes & cancer

Research has shown there is an epidemic of illnesses that are exacerbated by exhaust from vehicles, including cardiovascular disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer.
Dr. Harold Mandel
Dr. Harold Mandel
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Any hydrocarbon can

...Cause lung cancer.
Any hydrocarbon combustion product, including car exhaust, will have carcinogens in it, but the volume and intensity of exposure, as well as the duration of exposure is several orders of magnitude less than that of a person who intentionally inhales cig smok for 20+ years, even if you live next to a busy street. Best advice? Don't smoke, and don't suck on a tialpipe.

In brief: Any hydrocarbon can

...Cause lung cancer.
Any hydrocarbon combustion product, including car exhaust, will have carcinogens in it, but the volume and intensity of exposure, as well as the duration of exposure is several orders of magnitude less than that of a person who intentionally inhales cig smok for 20+ years, even if you live next to a busy street. Best advice? Don't smoke, and don't suck on a tialpipe.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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