Cancer

  • “Long-term health effects [of air pollution] can include chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer, heart disease, and even damage to the brain, nerves, liver, or kidneys.” — Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, ELSI Project
  • People exposed to toxic air pollutants at sufficient concentrations and durations may have an increased chance of getting cancer or experiencing other serious health effects. These health effects can include damage to the immune system, as well as neurological, reproductive (e.g., reduced fertility), developmental, respiratory and other health problems.” —Environmental Protection Agency