Cancer Victim in Shaoxing

Photo | 21 March, 2013

Worker Li Bairong (54 years old) is from Sanjiang Village, an area that has been severely affected by water pollution. He has been diagnosed with esophagus cancer, the exact causes of which are unknown. In February 2013, the Chinese government acknowledged for the first time the existence of 'cancer villages' linked to pollution from hazardous chemicals.