May 08, 2014 05:22 PM

China Comes to Grips with Poisons Underfoot


(Beijing) -- Pollution that is easily perceptible in China's rivers and urban air has gotten a lot of attention in recent years.

Now a less obvious environmental concern with equally serious repercussions – soil contamination – is getting the attention it deserves thanks to a first-of-its-kind nationwide study that documents a heavy toll on China's farms, forests and grasslands.

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