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Lung Cancer Cases Near Sydney’s M5 East Tunnel Have Risen Due to Smoking, Not Emissions

by Savitha C Muppala on July 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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Lung Cancer Cases Near Sydney’s M5 East Tunnel Have Risen Due to Smoking, Not Emissions

A pollution expert has cautioned that the rise in lung cancer cases near Sydney's M5 East tunnel is due to smoking and not emissions.

A study was conducted on the cancer rates among residents staying near the tunnel at Turrella, in the city's south.

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According to a recent NSW Health report, it is unlikely that emissions are responsible for the high lung cancer rates among residents near the tunnel.

Professor Bruce Armstrong, from the Expert Panel on Air Pollution, said, "The most likely explanations for the change in lung cancer rates in the area are changes in rates of smoking in the resident population."



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