Posted by Diamond on October 29, 2001 at 16:41:47:
In Reply to: Reliable Statistics Are Hard to Come By . . . posted by Dan on October 27, 2001 at 20:58:33:
Here's some info on pollution problems....
Little older and no health stats....but it gives you an idea....
Also a comparison of other countries and the health risks for women (seems the US tops the list with cancer):
Water pollution in Uzbekistan has led to an increase in birth defects and complications in pregnancy.
Pesticide exposures in Central Sudan are linked to 22 percent of hospital stillbirths.
Air pollution in the Ukraine has been linked to 21 percent of all illnesses affecting women and children.
One in three women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer sometime during their lives.
Nuclear contamination in Chelyabinsk, Russia has led to a 21 percent increase in cancer and a 25 percent increase in birth defects. Half the population of child bearing age is sterile.
In Guatemala, pesticide residues in breast milk are reported to be 250 times the amounts allowed in cow's milk.
Most children in China take in DDT from breast milk at levels 10 times higher than internationally accepted maximums.
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