Climate change: A potential risk factor for cancer?

  • Pallab Chakraborty University of Calcutta
Keywords: Climate change, Awareness, Lung cancer, Skin Cancer, Health impacts


Cancer, mainly known for abnormal growth and altered cellular function is now the second prominent reason of death in the world. There are so many factors responsible for this disease and one of the major factors in climate change. The deviations of weather patterns that are definitely a result of human activities over long periods of time generally referred to as climate change. The consequences include increasing temperature, melting of ice, rising sea levels, increasing wind speed, changes in rainfall patterns, etc. Due to all these concerns, the most important resource for a healthy life– Air, Water, and Food are gets disturbed and as a result, causes several health-related problems. Previous researches related to this field also demonstrated that climate change played a critical role in cancer risk and cancer surveillance. It increases the number of carcinogens and also blocks patients’ access to cancer hospitality. Here in this article, you will get to know about the impacts of climate changes on health. Why this can be potential risk factors for cancer by focusing mainly on lung and skin cancer and about some well-known limitations that we need have to resolve in the near future. In this concern, several steps have been implicated globally but more preparedness and attentiveness are reasonable.


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Climate change and cancer relation
DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2020.8.3.495
Published: 2021-05-15
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Chakraborty P. Climate change: A potential risk factor for cancer?. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2021May15 [cited 2021Jun.19];8(3):154-63. Available from:
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