The silent killer...(II)

Beijing blames pollutants for rise in killer cancers

Jonathan Watts in Beijing
Tuesday May 22, 2007

Foul air, filthy water and contaminated soil have led to a surge of tumours in
China, where cancer is the main cause of death, the state media reported
Raising fears that breakneck economic growth is having a dire
impact on the nation's health, a government survey blamed pollution for a sharp
rise in cancer cases.
According to the health ministry, the disease is ahead
of cerebrovascular and heart ailments as the nation's biggest killer.

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