It was recently discovered that people who live in the lowlands have much higher risk of developing lung cancer, no matter if it`s town or a village.
Smoking, smog, genetics, or lifetime in a mine are well known causes of lung cancer, but now one more causes is added to this list- the air we breathe.
The altitude above sea level of the place we live in is very important factor. In the lowlands the air is thicker and rich in oxygen, which can be dangerous for our organism.
We need oxygen to survive, but his element is very unusual. Our body uses the food we consume to create energy. But oxidation is a metabolic process of releasing free radicals, which are very carcinogenic.
Free radicals are very reactive, and they create chaos in the organism, they damage DNA and mutate our cells, causing cancer. The first organs affected by oxygen are the lungs, so they are prone to cancer development.
If you want to reduce the risk of lung cancer, move to some place located on higher above the sea level, like the mountain. Here the air is thinner, making the lung work differently and spread more. Plus there is less dangerous oxygen to fight.
According to American scientists, who conducted a massive research, on every 1000 meters of altitude the number of people with lung cancer decreases drastically.