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With high level of pollution, China admits that the country may have "cancer villages"

Recognition of the health risks of the population was disclosed in a report by the Ministry of Environment of the country

 
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The Environment Ministry of China has acknowledged for the first time, that high pollution levels may be related to the incidence of cancer in some parts of the country. Four years ago, was published in the local press, um mapa que identificava essas regiões, chamadas "vilas do câncer".

The recognition is in a ministry report, which is released at a time when the Chinese authorities discuss the problems caused by pollution and industrial waste.

Some media reports in China and released data showing that, in recent decades, increased cancer incidence in villages near factories and polluted rivers.

In the report, the Ministry of Environment also mentions that China's industries may be using chemicals banned in developed countries, because they are considered harmful to human health.

According to unofficial data, pollution has increased with the rapid industrialization of the country during the past three decades. Some Chinese cities are among the most polluted in the world. But pollution is not limited to cities, as pollution map.

In respect of harmful nonylphenol is a synthetic organic compound banned in the textile industry in Europe but used in China, which also adopts the product in the manufacture of detergents.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Cancer    The Environment Ministry of China    Pollution    China    Villages cancer   
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