Air pollution, even at levels considered safe, is responsible for 14% of new diabetes cases each year
Air pollution causes diabetes - health science news

New research has found that air pollution contributes significantly to 3.2 million new diabetes cases worldwide in 2016. This represents 14% of all new cases, and 8.2 million years of healthy lives loss. For the United States, this amounts to 150,000 new cases of diabetes per year due to air pollution. These values even apply to pollution levels that have been deemed safe, which is important to realize, because many industry lobbying groups aruge that current levels are too stringent and should be relaxed. On the contrary, to prevent further cases of diabetes, the research shows that current levels are not sufficiently safe and need to be tightened.

Read the full story: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Scientific publication: The Lancet Planetary health