A quick glance at China’s current environmental state shows us the potential damage of every action, leaving us with
little wonder as to why Chinese hospitals are becoming more packed each year.
These are the three aspects of our environment that are facing critical damage in central parts of China:
Extreme water pollution
In the past it was possible to rinse rice in the rivers, but now it’s too risky to wash clothes in the river. One-quarter of China’s population accesses sub-standard drinking water.
Pollution of the air
According to the World Bank’s 2014 Report, 16 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in China. Lung cancer is the top cause of cancerous death in China.
Heavy metals, long term pesticide and fertilizer has lead to declined land fertility. Residue from pesticide poses serious health threats.
The heavily-polluted areas include the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta and old industrial bases in northeastern China, as well as some places in Hunan that contain large amounts of heavy metal.