You quit smoking, you've gone organic and you wear sunscreen every day. You're doing all the things you're supposed to in order to prevent cancer, right?
Unfortunately, there's one cancer-causer we can't do much about: the air.
Yesterday, the World Health Organization has officially declared air pollution a leading cause of cancer. Reuters reports that in some parts of the world, air pollution could pose as much a threat as second-hand tobacco smoke.
"Our conclusion is that this is a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths," International Agency for Research on Cancer director Dr. Christopher Wild said.
There are ways to fight air pollution. For example, some of our most popular eco-friendly products contain seeds. Here's a popular one:
According to the American Chemical Society, "judicious placement of grass, climbing ivy and other plants in urban canyons can reduce the concentration at street level of NO2 by as much as 40 percent and PM by 60 percent," which is much more than previously thought.
How will you help fight air pollution?