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BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 23 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6338

Air pollution is classified as carcinogenic: The evidence is “sufficient” that exposure to outdoor air pollution and particulate matter causes lung cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has concluded. The agency also noted a positive association with an increased risk of bladder cancer. The agency’s director, Christopher Wild, said that classifying outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic was an “important step.”1

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