» 02/03/2016, 09.54
Over 7500 people die of cancer everyday in China
The data released by the National Cancer Centre in Beijing reveals an overall decrease in mortality rate, but an increase in cancer diagnosis. In 2015, 2.8 million deaths. Lung cancer is the most common, with pollution and active smoking among the first causes.
Worsening pollution as people fall ill from "Beijing cough"
This morning, the values of PM2.5 were 495 (normal value, for the WHO is 20). Growing risk for people with heart and lung problems, the elderly and children. Expatriates seek to escape from the polluted cities. In 10 years lung cancer increased by 60%. The anger of the Chinese people towards leaders, surrounded by air purifiers and "organic” products.
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Rising lung cancer rate due to air pollution
The disease also affects groups not normally at risk, like women and non-smokers. This “might be related to the long-term exposure to air pollution, particularly PM2.5,” said Xue Qi, deputy director of thoracic surgery at the Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2015, nearly 4.3 million new cancer patients were recorded, more than 730,000 of them with lung cancer, almost 36 per cent of the world's total. In 50 years, the lung cancer rate rose tenfold.
Philippines: teenage smoking at alarming levels
30% of girls between 13 and 15 years old smoke regularly. 90% of women say they are aware of the risks of smoking, but aren't quitting. At the university hospital of Manila, a strict anti-smoking rule is in effect: those who are caught smoking are suspended.
Pollution, a 'state secret' in China
China's environmental watchdog refuses to release findings on soil pollution based on a five-year study involved samples from across the country. Legal and environmental experts slam the decision as irresponsible and dangerous.
22/12/2016 10:07:00 CHINA
Scientific study: a third of the deaths in China linked to pollution
The research took in 74 cities in the areas of Beijing-Tianjin- Hebei, the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta. The most polluted cities in China are in Hebei (Baoding, Shijiazhuang, Handan). For three days smog has reached emergency levels in the country, affecting half a billion people.
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