Cancer is now the leading cause of death in China. Chinese Ministry of Health data implicate cancer in close to a quarter of all deaths countrywide. As is common with many countries as they industrialize, the usual plagues of poverty—infectious diseases and high infant mortality—have given way to diseases more often associated with affluence, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer
More than 450 “cancer villages” have emerged across China in recent years.
China’s youth, and therefore the country’s future, are at risk...more from Earth Polict Institute - Janet Larsen