China’s choking on its own air
A recent report by the American Cancer Journal of Clinicians has revealed that more than four million Chinese residents were diagnosed with cancer last year, with almost three million losing their lives to the disease. Extreme air pollution is being pinned as one of the key contributors to the rise, with lung cancer rates increasing 306 per cent from 1973 to 2012. Despite shocking statistics, Chinese authorities are reluctant to acknowledge the epidemic. Researchers fear that if nothing is done, the numbers will only continue to rise.
“China’s cancer rates exploding, more than 4 million people diagnosed in 2015, study says”
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