Recent Reports Detail Severe Water Pollution in China

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A photo taken through the window on a boat shows dead pigs collected by sanitation workers from Shanghai’s main waterway on March 11, 2013. Nearly 3,000 dead pigs have been found floating in Shanghai’s main waterway. Photo credit: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

This picture taken on April 11, 2014 shows citizens carrying bottled water out of a supermarket in Lanzhou, northwest China’s Gansu province. Tap water in a Lanzhou was found to contain excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene, prompting residents to rush to buy bottled water. Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images

A resident clears dead fish from the Fuhe River in Wuhan, in central China’s Hubei Province on Sept. 3, 2013. A recent report issued by Hebei Province details the serious water pollution found there. Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Article courtesy of Lu Chen | July 26, 2014 | The Epoch Times | Shared as educational material

Northern China’s Hebei Province released a report on on July 23, 2014 showing that over 17 million residents there drink unsafe water, with over 5.7 million drinking water high in fluoride and brackish water. Exposure to fluoride for long periods of time can lead to permanent damage to teeth and bones. River systems and groundwater are also littered with heavy metals and organic pollutants leading to extremely dangerous precautions needing to be taken. Read more about it here:

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