Lung cancer: sick girl at just 8 years old, the sad record of China

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Carlos Laforet Coll
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China, 8-year-old girl suffering from lung cancer. By polluting the world we destroy nature and ourselves. The correlation between smog and cancer is now clear and certain, yet she continues to die. It is sad to talk about the negative record reached in China, where a girl was struck by lung cancer at the age of 8. The smog emergency in China is about to claim its first very young victim.



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By polluting the world we destroy nature and ourselves. The correlation between smog e tumors it is now clear and certain, yet we continue to die. It is sad to talk about the negative record touched in China, where one child was hit of lung cancer only 8 years. The smog emergency is about to reap the first very young victim.



It was just that smog to cause the girl's illness, whose name was not disclosed. This was confirmed by the doctors of the Jiangsu Cancer Hospital. The little girl spent her entire short life in a house located next to one very busy street. The main culprit of the disease would be the particulate PM 2,5.

Breathe constantly polluting powders it had the most serious consequences on his young organism. The girl is originally from the province of Jiangsu, on the east coast of China. The gravity of the Chinese situation is even more evident, considering that in the last decade the deaths caused by lung cancer have been increased by more than 50%.

In China, cancer would now be most widespread colds. In some areas of the People's Republic of China, such as the city of Harbin, which has 11 million inhabitants and as many cars, i pollution levels are 50 times higher with respect to the safety threshold. PM 2,5 fine particles exceeded 900 micrograms per cubic meter of oxygen.

Closing roads to traffic to improve air quality is often not enough. In winter, the problem of heating, which in China occurs mainly thanks to carbon. Hence, harmful emissions accumulate in the air incessantly. The Chinese situation is truly worrying, but thepollution alarm it involves Worldwide.

According to the data collected by the WHO for 2010, in fact, the air pollution caused 1,2 million premature deaths, among which have been ascertained 140 lung cancer deaths worldwide. And just recently the WHO it inserted smog and air pollution between certain causes of cancer and tumors. Finally, the Most polluted country in the world it would be China, with over 9,2 billion tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere in 2010, corresponding to 27% of the world's polluting emissions.



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