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Polluted China: Deformed Baby Born Every 30 Seconds

Posted by Author on October 30, 2007

AFP, Oct. 30, 2007-

BEIJING (AFP) — Birth defects in heavily polluted China have increased by nearly 40 percent since 2001, with a deformed baby born every 30 seconds, state media reported on Tuesday.

The rate of defects appeared to increase near the country’s countless coal mines, which produce the bulk of China’s energy but are also responsible for serious air and water pollution, the China Daily newspaper said, quoting government officials.

Birth defects nationwide have increased from 104.9 per 10,000 births in 2001 to 145.5 last year, it said, citing a report by the National Population and Family Planning Commission.

They affect about one million of the 20 million babies born every year, with about 300,000 babies suffering from “visible deformities.”…… ( more details from AFP report: Birth defects soar in polluted China)

One Response to “Polluted China: Deformed Baby Born Every 30 Seconds”

  1. Thomas Xavier Gilberto said

    China should tighten birth control policies to control its population;s sporadic growth, then the issue of polution will be easier to address.

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