Pollution abetting cancer?
Mumbai - "Be a part of the solution, not a part of the pollution." As per statistics provided by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), the number of patients succumbing to cancer has increased by 20 per cent in the last five years. The Silent Spring Institute of America in a recent study has revealed that many people are now looking at our increasingly polluted environment as a possible culprit of breast cancer among women.
In India, 65,000 people died of cancer in 2009 and the numbers shot up to 90,000 in 2013. Doctors have suggested celebrating events like 'Bicycle day', 'Walking day' and 'Bus day' to spread awareness about the importance of a clean environment for good health.