Cancer village Shangba - village of death

Cancer village,Village of death

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...   Full Story

Environment | Dec 4, 2010 AM | Related China Story:Cancer village

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Cancer village

Cancer hangs over villages along Huai River

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

Pollution in China

Pollution in China - Appalling photos

Various forms of pollution (especially air pollution and water pollution) have increased as China is being industrialized. Although China has taken some action, overall the situation keeps deteriorating. Here are some appalling photos showing the heavy pollution in China. Read More

Environment | Dec 3, 2010 AM | Related China stories:Pollution in China

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