It is considered that people who live in rural mountain areas have a smaller risk to develop lung cancer.
In fact, genetics, smog, smoking, working conditions in mines are responsible for the development of lung cancer. But the air that people breathe in certain areas is the main cause why people suffer from this type of cancer.
Additionally, according to “Telegraph” there is a great difference on which altitude above sea level you live. Hence, the air is thicker in the lowlands, which contains more oxygen that besides its benefits can be extremely harmful for your health.
The oxygen is a peculiar air element. Did you know the fact that when you eat your body needs oxygen in order to transform the food into energy? The free radicals that appeared to be extremely carcinogenic elements are released by the oxidation process.
Furthermore, they are actually reactive atoms that have a capacity to harm your organism, to damage your DNA, and also sometimes to transform your healthy cells into cancer cells. Since your lungs are the first body organs affected by oxygen, they have a greater risk to develop cancer.
On the other hand, if you want to lower the risk of lung cancer development you should spend more time in places that are at a higher altitude above the sea level. So, the mountains are the best option for you. The air is thinner there and it contains less dangerous oxygen elements. According to a study carried out in the USA the number of people with lung cancer lowers to a great extent on every 1,000 meters of altitude above the sea level.