Monday, February 25, 2013

BBC News - China acknowledges 'cancer villages'

China’s environmental ministry acknowledged the existence of “cancer villages” after years of speculation about the impact of pollution in certain areas. The use of the term in an official report from the environmental ministry, thought to be unprecedented, comes as authorities face growing discontent over industrial waste, hazardous smog and other environmental and health consequences, the AFP wrote. The ministry acknowledged that the widespread production and consumption of harmful chemicals forbidden in many developed nations are still found in China at a time when it is called upon to be more transparent on pollution.

BBC News - China acknowledges 'cancer villages'

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