Shangba (Chinese: 上坝) is an agricultural village in Guangdong. Recently, the village has come to be known as China's 'Village of Death' among the hundreds of cancer villages in China due to the extremely high incidence of cancer in its population.
Water spurts from a well near the Dabaoshan mine which, like most in China, has not faced strict environmental controls in recent years. An estimated 460,000 people die prematurely in China each year...
Environment | Dec 4, 2010 AM | Related China Story:Cancer village
Cancer rates have surged in mainland China since the 1990s to become the nation's biggest killer. Environmental activists estimate that there are at least 100 cancer villages in China in which cancer rate is considerably higher than average level due to heavy pollution. Read More
Environment | Dec 3, 2010 PM | Related China stories:Cancer village
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