Doctors urge air pollution law as poor air quality persists

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/06
By: Zoe Wei and Christie Chen

Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) Over 10 doctors from around Taiwan gathered in Taipei on Sunday to 37597340urge the government to tackle the growing air pollution problem that is threatening public health.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already classified outdoor air pollution as a cancer-causing agent, but Taiwan’s government and political candidates have not paid much attention to the problem, forcing doctors to speak up, said participants at a press conference.

Speaking at an event organized by the Changhua Medical Alliance for Public Affairs and Changhua Environmental Protection Union, doctors urged the government to follow in the footsteps of the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer and introduce policies to fight air pollution and cancer.     [FULL  STORY]

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