World Heath Organization Says Air Pollution Is Leading Cause Of Cancer

LandscapeDon’t breathe, it will kill you. Via the South China Morning Post:

The World Health Organization has classified outdoor air pollution as a leading cause of cancer.

“The air we breathe has become polluted with a mixture of cancer-causing substances. We consider this to be the most important environmental carcinogen, more so than passive smoking,” said Kurt Straif, head of the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.

The agency evaluates cancer-causing substances. This is the first time it has classified air pollution in its entirety as causing cancer.

The most recent data, from 2010, showed that 223,000 lung cancer deaths worldwide were the result of air pollution. The expert panel’s classification was made after scientists analysed more than 1,000 studies worldwide and concluded there was enough evidence that exposure to outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer.

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  • emperorreagan

    So, is cause #2 pollution in the water table or pollution in the food supply?

    • Taan Maat

      probably toxic materials. Plastics, synthetic fibers etc

  • GBSS

    It has to be about pollution because even though smoking prevalence and cancer rates correlate almost entirely, you cant push your agenda 21 if you cannot make humanity the enemy. (in the US)

    • Calypso_1

      You’ve been sold a lie. Smoking prevalence in conjunction with proximity to coal-fire power plants is the correlation that is conveniently left out.

      • GBSS

        could be. I’m just weary of anything coming out of the UN seeing as though they already outlined the pathway to their ultimate goals.

    • jnana

      you seem to assume you are of an elite who knows the secret of the “elites”. is it possible yer perceptions are manipulated, too? it is clear that the perceptions of the masses are managed by psychological technicians, but how about the perceptions of those who assume they are too smart for propaganda? does anyone think they have fallen prey to propaganda? im not saying I know that this agenda 21 conspiracy is definitely not true, but I am saying its likely that it, like almost all conspiracies, are used by psych. technicians to manipulate the perceptions of individuals, particularly those on the fringe.

      • InfvoCuernos

        …or is that just what they want you to think?

        • Andrew

          They want me to think that’s what they want me to think.

        • jnana

          yeah, probably. the rulers would love for people to believe they are omnipotent and so far-reaching that we cant possibly have a thought of our own. intimidation tactics and fear-mongering.

          • GBSS

            ok jnana. You seem to assume that you know what my perception is, yet you seem to be ignorant about something that is publicly available for you to download and read, care of the UN. educate yourself on agenda 21 and come back after. It doesn’t mention what pollutant. whats the CAUSE. Any specific pollutants? The WHO being part of the UN, is completely on board with the plan. Heres a great video you can watch explaining some points about Agenda 21, and don’t be afraid, critical thinking doesn’t deem you a “conspiracy theorist”. Go to youtube and find this video: 9GykzQWlXJs

      • GBSS

        ok jnana. You seem to assume that you know what my perception is, yet you seem to be ignorant about something that is publicly available for you to download and read, care of the UN. educate yourself on agenda 21 and come back after. Saying air pollution is a leading cause of lung cancer is like saying water is a leading cause of drowning. It doesn’t mention what pollutant. whats the CAUSE. Any specific pollutants? The WHO being part of the UN, is completely on board with the plan. Heres a great video you can watch explaining some points about Agenda 21, and don’t be afraid, critical thinking doesn’t deem you a “conspiracy theorist”. http://youtu.be/9GykzQWlXJs

        • jnana

          I have read much of the conspiracy theory lit. I won’t watch the movie b/c Im wary of what kinda manipulation can be achieved by videos. I’ll probably read about agenda 21, but it doesn’t quite matter to me b/c there’s all sorts of crazy world gov’t theories, and it isn’t gonna change my life much to read anymore. but I think its possible the world was created by an evil demiurge and his minions to trap our souls. You can’t get more conspiracy than that. ;)
          Anyway, I didn’t say I knew yer perception. I was just warning you that the world rulers are into manipulating perception and they may use some conspiracy theories to do that.
          But ur battle isn’t between flesh and blood but spiritual powers and principalities, instead

          • GBSS

            None of this is theoretical. and i wouldn’t call it conspiracy either. it is what it is.

            I do recommend the video. It breaks down the origins, authors, players, and some of the goals outlined in Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report, from the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, published in 1987, which lead to Agenda 21: Earth Summit: The United Nations Programme of Action from Rio, the guidebook being implemented all over the world. you can purchase or download all information on the agenda for the 21st century (agenda 21) from their authors or directly from the UN.

            The book is available on amazon with this description:

            Agenda 21 is a non-binding, voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development. It is a product of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio
            de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Its purpose is an action agenda for the UN, other multilateral organizations, and individual governments around the world that can be executed at local, national, and global levels.
            The “21″ in Agenda 21 refers to the 21st century.

            From wiki:
            President George H. W. Bush was one of the 178 heads of government who signed the final text of the agreement at the Earth Summit in 1992, and in the same year Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Eliot Engel and William Broomfield spoke in support of United States House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution 353, supporting implementation of Agenda 21 in the United States.

          • jnana

            so, what are you gonna do about it?
            i’m just saying, be wary of these theories, because it’s possible they can be used to create purposeful reactions in certain sections of the public. Like I said, what do you plan to do about it? How are you reacting to this information? One thing I think a lot of information from media(mainstream AND alternative) does, is inspire fear and lead people to believe the rulers are Omnipotent.

          • GBSS

            I don’t think they are omnipotent.

            I do agree that the medias role in all of this is EXACTLY for misdirection and fear. Of course. That’s a tool for control. You think a media company would broadcast media that implicated them in some scandal or blew the whistle on themselves? No way. That’s why mainstream is a lie and you cant rely on just one source. Mainstream media IS STATE MEDIA.

            I cant help but notice you said “theories” again. :D I do have my opinions, but this thing is already manifesting around you.

            Most people HAVE heard about it, one day from some crazy conspiracy theory guy that yells a lot, and wrote it off in their mental bullshit bin. maybe THAT is where the misdirection occurred.

            The people are like the frog in the pot, being slowly boiled alive, and then thanking ‘them’ for warming things up. Just look at common core, which is also part of agenda 21, for example. Get them when they are young and slowly indoctrinate the population into believing what you want them to. Thankfully, states are fighting back.

            Honestly, i don’t know what I’m going to do about it. Bringing it to your attention is something. But whatever it is, one person is easily silenced. That’s where awareness is key. Things are starting to be uncovered and the system is beginning to reveal itself slowly, thanks to our ability to send info from one side of the globe to another in an instant. Hopefully whatever happens happens quickly so we jump out of the pot.

  • BuzzCoastin

    the number is statically insignificant
    and compared to other cancer causing pollution
    like GMO foods, ground water pollution & radioactive waste
    not even something to worry about

    • jnana

      so says the ex-pat in china ;)

      • BuzzCoastin

        no question the air pollution is over the top in China
        and as a result you’d expect people to be dropping
        like bugs at a DDT fest
        but cars are killing more people
        with car crashes (110K a year)
        than air pollution in the PRC
        that’s about half
        of the estimated air pollution worldwide deaths worldwide

  • InfvoCuernos

    This shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that has known a nonsmoker that got lung cancer.

  • kowalityjesus

    C’est tragique… China burns the candle at both ends to get to the top of the heap and when they get there its a heap of garbage.

  • bobbiethejean

    The Earth is a mostly closed system with the exception that we require outside sunlight. But otherwise, what goes around comes around again. What do we think is happening to the literal TRILLIONS OF TONS of pollution we are pumping into the atmosphere and dumping into the water? it certainly isn’t floating off into space, never to be seen again.

    What would happen to your fish if you didn’t clean out his bowl every once in a while? That’s what is going to happen to us if we don’t start cleaning up our bowl.

  • UncleB

    Breast Cancer too?

  • GBSS

    Please watch the video titled “Agenda 21 EXPLAINED, full version” on youtube.

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