European Commission – Roughly 10% of the cancer burden in Europe is attributable to environmental factors. Approximately 97% of the EU urban population live in areas that exceed the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended level for ambient air pollution exposure, increasing the risk of poor health, including lung cancer. Considerable differences between countries are observed in estimated lung cancer deaths attributable to ambient air pollution, residential radon, and second-hand smoke. On average, men are affected twice as much by the environmental pollutants as compared to women. The Zero Pollution Action Plan and the European Green Deal aim to reduce exposure to environmental pollutants and their detrimental effects on the health of European citizen

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