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Cancer serious in China ,leading death cause, higher rate

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  • a new study reports that cancer is the leading cause of death in China with 4.3 million new cases and 2.89 million cancer deaths in 2015
  • the high rate of smoking with over 50% of adult males doing that and with increasing smoking rates amongst adolescents and young adults caused about 25 % of the deaths
  • the study considered outdoor air pollution , indoor pollution (from the use of biomass fuels and coal for cooking and heating) , soil and drinking water contamination to be carginogenic

 

please see http://pressroom.cancer.org/China2015

 

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the link work, there is a link to the open access full paper

 

with all the problems with pollution it is very concerning to see researchers pointing out a link to cancer

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This will only get far worse.

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a new study reports that cancer is the leading cause of death in China with 4.3 million new cases and 2.89 million cancer deaths in 2015

  • the high rate of smoking with over 50% of adult males doing that and with increasing smoking rates amongst adolescents and young adults caused about 25 % of the deaths
  • the study considered outdoor air pollution , indoor pollution (from the use of biomass fuels and coal for cooking and heating) , soil and drinking water contamination to be carginogenic

 

~ Big SIGH...

Things here are definitely less than pleasant, with no evidence of improvement.

There's no ‘happy talk’ for putting a positive spin on the prevailing situation here.

Tom K.

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things could get better but I guess that there is no government desire for this

 

  • public health campaigns for healthy eating, responsible alchol use , reducing then eliminating smoking, higher tax on tobacco to force people to give up
  • better control of pollution and having factories filter their stacks

 

I don't really know but perhaps there are no smoking control measures as the tobacco firms could be state owned, so the government does not want to restrict their sales, just let then give their customers cancer, heart disease and other disorders

 

with the dirty air , people are not likely to walk for exercise.

 

I am surprised by the coal and biomass stoves, they are not safe with their fumes.

 

from time to time there are a few winter deaths in Australia from people using barbeques for heating left on all night with the windows and doors shut. They are dome cookers , which generate a contained heat and a whole lot of dangerous fumes

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~ Attitudes here have been hardened after decades of non-stop propaganda.



It's so different from life in free nations with unrestricted media and elected governments.



Health issues of the gravest sort abound, with so little being done to ameliorate the situation.



One sighs...and sighs again...



Tom K.


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Posted (edited)

this may well be an ongoing concern

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com reports dated 8 FEB that pollution is an ongoing health risk the story title is "exposure to pollution 30 years ago associated with increased risk of death "

 

the research was done by imperial college London following 368,000 people in England and Wales from 1971 to 2001

 

there is a link to the paper in an open access journal

 

the principle findings are

 

  • the major health risk of pollution is respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease is also involved
  • the most important influence is recent pollution, however past exposure have some influence
  • pollution is measured in units of 10 micrograms per cubic meter of air , for each unit of added exposure in 1971 , there was an 2% increased risk of death in the period 2002 to 2009
  • more recently there was a 24 % increased death risk in 2009 to 2009 for each extra 2001 pollution risk
  • overall the risk of death is 14% higher in a high pollution area than in a low pollution area
  • British pollution levels are going down the 2001 black smoke levels are 20 % of the 1971 levels
  • the overall death risk from pollution is considered low when compared with other medical and lifestyle factors

 

comparing things to China I have serious doubts if there will be excellent kept long term records of pollution levels or any great decrease in pollution

 

also a mentioned before the health impact will be worse as the ongoing pollution will limit the possibilities for outdoor exercise

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