Cancer Victim in Shaoxing

Photo | March 21, 2013

Chen Guokang (51 years old) is from Sanjiang village, an area that has been severely affected by water pollution. He has been diagnosed with lung cancer, the exact causes are unknown. The yellow nature of his eyes and skin are due to the cancer spreading. In February 2013, the Chinese government acknowledged for the first time the existence of 'cancer villages' linked to pollution from hazardous chemicals.