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Air Pollution & Lung Disease

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Air Pollution & Lung Disease

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Air Pollution & Lung Disease

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Long-term exposure to typical amounts of urban air pollution increases the risk of dying from lung cancer and heart disease. This is the conclusion of a study published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Assocation. As NPR's Allison Aubrey reports, these findings are likely to influence the political debate on how to improve air quality.