Wildfire smoke cause lung cancer! October 05 2022, 5 Comments

Published in The Lancet Planetary Health, the study shows that people living within 50-kilometer of wildfires over the past 10 years had a 10 per cent higher incidence of brain tumors and 4.9 per cent higher incidence of lung cancer, compared to people living further away.

Breathing that air was similar to smoking seven cigarettes a day. Cigarettes at least have filters. The health effects of breathing heavy wildfire smoke is probably worse without a mask.

There is a year round with wildfire now in west US and in BC, Canada.