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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