Melbourne: Low level of exposure to traffic fumes is enough to raise the risk of lung cancer, a European study has revealed.

The new research analysed pooled information from 17 studies in nine European countries, and found that people's chances of having lung cancer rose with greater exposure to small sooty particles which are generated by diesel exhausts that are known to lodge in the lungs, a website reported.

The study was published in the journal The Lancet Oncology.

(Agencies)

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