Pollutants Linked to 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects in Rural China

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Le nombre de maladies congénitales augmentent avec l’exposition aux polluants organiques persistants

Un fermier chinois traite ses champs avec des pesticides à Yanqing © AFP PHOTO/ Frederic J. BROWN

Pesticides and pollutants are related to a 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University.

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