Oct 09, 2013 05:33 PM

Sip of Death Plagues Cancerous River Villages


(Beijing) -- Cancer is claiming fewer lives these days, and Dr. Wang Shiren says he's been caring for a steadily declining number of patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders.

Yet a decades-long health calamity continues to grip Huangmengying, a Henan Province community of about 2,500 straddling the Huai River, where Dr. Wang practices and researchers have been monitoring conditions for at least eight years.

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