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food for thought
01-31-2009, 08:12 PM
Sharp rise in China birth defects

The report suggests China's rapid development has a human cost

A senior family planning official in China has noted an alarming rise in the number of babies with birth defects, a Chinese media report says.

Jiang Fan, from China's National Population and Family Planning Commission, said environmental pollution was the cause of the problem.

He said a child was born with physical defects every 30 seconds because of the degrading environment.

The report said China's coal-rich Shanxi province had the highest rate.

The commission blamed emissions from the region's large chemical industry for the problems there.

'Prevention plan'

Correspondents say the report suggests there is a human cost to China's rapid economic development.

Researchers also blamed exposure to nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and particulates for the increase.

"The number of newborns with birth defects is constantly increasing in both urban and rural areas," China Daily newspaper quoted Ms Jiang as saying.

"The rather alarming increase has forced us to kick off a high-level prevention plan."

The commission had introduced a screening programme in the eight worst-affected provinces, Ms Jiang explained.

Ghost In The 'Lac
01-31-2009, 08:54 PM
probably all that toxic bullshit they let their factories freely leak into the rivers and water systems

01-31-2009, 09:25 PM
China's self destructing already.

drippie k
01-31-2009, 10:48 PM
fuck china

01-31-2009, 10:58 PM
Cool, now they can be the ultimate image of the grim apocalyptic future:

Heavy Industry With Disregard For The Environment
Evil Overlords
Merciless "Justice" System
Underclass Of Inbred And Irradiated Mutants
Enormous Military Might To Crush Opposition
Nationalistic Propaganda For Breakfast Lunch And Dinner

02-01-2009, 01:56 PM
^^ Sounds like it'd make a good film....

02-01-2009, 05:11 PM
they have traces of melamine in alot of thier food and the shit they ship to the states.

is ok though guys dont worry the government said its ok to eat

Olive Oil Goombah
02-01-2009, 11:13 PM
China's self destructing already.

agreed. they got serious issues.