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1 Cancer Villages in China Presented By International Fund for China’s Environment

2 Outline Concept Concept Cause of Formation Cause of Formation Distribution Distribution Five Case Studies in China Five Case Studies in China Current Situation Current Situation What We Can Do: China Environment Support Fund What We Can Do: China Environment Support Fund

3 Introduction China's cancer villages are cancer clusters in farming villages. They are caused by environmental pollutions from industries. Various forms of Chinese media have reported a total of 459 cancer villages across 27 of China's 31 provincial units. Millions of people are currently living in those villages. China's cancer villages are cancer clusters in farming villages. They are caused by environmental pollutions from industries. Various forms of Chinese media have reported a total of 459 cancer villages across 27 of China's 31 provincial units. Millions of people are currently living in those villages.

4 Cause of Formation Raw sewage and fumes discharged from upstream industries has caused air, water and soil pollution around the villages. When drinking polluted water and consuming polluted grain, physical function of villagers was severely damaged which caused cancer clusters. Raw sewage and fumes discharged from upstream industries has caused air, water and soil pollution around the villages. When drinking polluted water and consuming polluted grain, physical function of villagers was severely damaged which caused cancer clusters. China Ministry of Environment states that 20% of China’s farmland has been contaminated. Reasons include industrial discharge, agricultural chemicals and industrial waste. Arsenic and Cadmium are the major contaminant in farmlands. China Ministry of Environment states that 20% of China’s farmland has been contaminated. Reasons include industrial discharge, agricultural chemicals and industrial waste. Arsenic and Cadmium are the major contaminant in farmlands.

5 Geographical Distribution Unevenly distributed, multi-center clusters Unevenly distributed, multi-center clusters Mainly in the east coast, central area and southeast costal areas of China. Mainly in the east coast, central area and southeast costal areas of China. Distribution of Cancer Villages in China

6 ShenQiu County, Huai River: 2000 Deaths Per Year

7 Huangmengying Village, Henan Yuzhi Liu , Age 39 , Osteocarcinoma (bone cancer) Laicheng Wang , Age 42 , Osteomyelitis

8 Sanhe Village, Guangxi Fuqiang Huang , Age 59 , excessive cadmium Cadmium-polluted stream around mining areas

9 BaiLuQiao Village, Hunan Bingkun Huang , Pneumoconiosis (dust lung)

10 YuXi Village, Hubei Heavily polluted stream (silver nitrate, lead and chromium) Heavily polluted farmland

11 Current Situation Cancer Villagers Most families cannot afford expensive treatment cost Most of the patients only use pain killers Local Government Untimed Management Insufficient Stipend Industries Money Driven Avoid Responsibilities

12 What We Can Do : China Environment Support Fund Goal : provide direct help to the residents of Cancer Villages, including hardship relief and health benefits Goal : provide direct help to the residents of Cancer Villages, including hardship relief and health benefits Organizer : All-China Women’s Federation International Fund for China’s Environment Organizer : All-China Women’s Federation International Fund for China’s Environment Category : public welfare , public fundraising , charity Category : public welfare , public fundraising , charity Contact : Ms. Lei Qi Contact : Ms. Lei Qi Dr. Ping He


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