Ajax loader
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies as described in Cookie Policy.

Can't find what you're looking for?

 

Be sure to Sign in to see all available content.

 

If you don't have an account, Register here.

Search results for:

CHINA-ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH
RTR3V7X5
June 23, 2014
Skin ulcers are seen on 69-year-old Gong Zhaoyuan's torso in Heshan village, in Shimen county, central...
SHIMEN, China
Skin ulcers are seen on Gong Zhaoyuan's torso in Heshan village, in Shimen county, central China's Hunan...
Skin ulcers are seen on 69-year-old Gong Zhaoyuan's torso in Heshan village, in Shimen county, central China's Hunan Province, June 3, 2014. Zhaoyuan suffers from skin cancer, which developed as result of arsenic poisoning. From the 1950s, mines and chemical plants mushroomed in the area around Heshan which is rich in realgar, or arsenic disulphide. They were shut down in 2011 due to the pollution they caused but dust and runoff from arsenic plagues Heshan to this day. In 2010, 157 villagers from Heshan, with a population of about 1,500, had died of cancer caused by arsenic poisoning in the previous two decades, and another 190 had developed cancer due to arsenic poisoning, the villagers wrote in a letter to the local government, seen by Reuters, seeking compensation and aid. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS HEALTH SOCIETY)

ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 06 OF 27 FOR PACKAGE 'HESHAN - A POISONOUS LEGACY'
TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'HESHAN'
Sort by
Display
Items per page
Page
of 1