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Links between air pollution and cancer risk

An environmental exposure researcher on how the air we breathe can raise risk of lung and other cancers — and what to do about it

Aug. 18, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Regular air pollution boosts our long-term risk of lung cancer. As wildfire season heats up from climate change, the Western U.S. air quality could suffer.

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Researchers document rapid, dramatic 'reverse evolution' in the threespine stickleback fish

Adaptation coincides with the '60s cleanup of toxic pollution in Seattle's Lake Washington

May 19, 2008

Evolution is supposed to inch forward over eons, but in the case of the little threespine stickleback fish, the process can go in relative warp-speed reverse, according to a study led by Hutchinson Center's Dr. Katie Peichel and published online ahead of print in the May 20 issue of Current Biology (Cell Press)

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