Appendix 1: News Report: “Cancer Villages” Found in Many Places in China
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In The China Environment Yearbook, Volume 2 | ISBN: 9789004168008

More and more reports emerge each year regarding so-called “cancer villages.” The growing number and visibility of these afflicted places points to the significance and scope of the problem. In most places in China, cancer could be caused by many factors: chemicals on or in food, poor diet, and exposure to various airborne or waterborne poisons. But cancer villages share something in common: they are located in heavily polluted places.

In many of these cases, high cancer rates can be blamed on unsafe drinking…

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“Appendix 1: News Report: “Cancer Villages” Found in Many Places in China”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 24 February 2018 <>

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