1 Curse called can­cer

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

Anil Agar­wal, founder edi­tor of DownToEarth, was di­ag­nosed with can­cer in early 1994. In "My story to­day, your story to­mor­row", (Novem­ber 16-30, 1996) he wrote, "My can­cer, like most can­cers, is re­lated to en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion". His words still res­onate. In 2013, WHO de­clared out­door air pol­lu­tion as group 1 car­cino­gen. Given Delhi's toxic air, it is not sur­pris­ing the state has the high­est num­ber of lung can­cer cases in In­dia.

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