Maya Wind, Ian Lorand, Avi Koenig, Josephine Vaccaro

We examined a potential correlation between the presence of specific air pollutants (PM2.5, O3 and NO2), and the rates of lung cancer incidences in two cities, New York City, New York and Dallas, Texas. We predicted that these pollutants would cause an increase in lung cancer incidence rates, since they are harmful to the air quality of these cities, and would hence increase the likeliness of lung cancer in the population. Additionally, we predicted that PM2.5 would be the greatest indicator of lung cancer rates between the three pollutants.

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