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But what are the harms it can cause and could it lead to deadly diseases like cancer? A recent case which has come forward can now testify that it indeed does so.

Air pollution around the world is increasing at alarming levels. This has especially taken a toll on the health of people in developing countries like India and China.

Delhi is infamous for its bad air quality and while air pollution can lead to asthma, bronchitis, COPD and other respiratory illness, the question is can it lead to lung cancer.

A 28-year-old non-smoking woman has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer according to doctors at Ganga Ram Hospital.

Doctors are startled to learn that the woman comes from a non-smoking family was diagnosed with stage 4 of lung cancer. Highly polluted and toxic air of the city is being suspected to be the cause of the disease.

While speaking to the press, Chest surgeon Dr Arvind Kumar, said, “I suspect the reason behind this is the polluted and toxic air in Delhi. Polluted air also contains elements found in cigarettes.”

He added, “I have reported such cases earlier too. On average, I have seen 2-3 lung cancer cases every month in non-smoking individuals in their early 30s. But this is the first case of a person in their 20s,” he said.

Paying attention to this serious subject, Gautam Gambhir, Former Cricketer, Member of Parliament (East Delhi), tweeted saying, “We are only as blind as we want to be. Open your eyes. We are being choked to death, and there is no solution in sight.”

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