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High Levels Of Air Pollution 'Linked To Increased Risk Of Mouth Cancer'

Living in an area with high levels of air pollutants may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, new research suggests. The number of new cases of – and deaths from – mouth cancer is increasing in many parts of the world, according to the study, published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Known risk factors include smoking, drinking alcohol, human papilloma virus (HPV) , and in parts of South East Asia, the chewing of betel quid (‘paan’), a mix of ingredients wrapped in betel leaf. But scientists now...


Published By: huffingtonpost - Tuesday, 9 October, 2018