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Ministry of Environmental Protection: 280 Million Residents Drink Unsafe Water

Recently, the Ministry of Environmental Protection published results showing that there are 250 million residents who live close to areas that have industries that cause heavy pollution or areas that have heavy traffic and 280 million residents who drink unsafe water. The results also showed that the health risk to residents who are exposed to air pollution is increasing as well. The study was based on a survey done from 2011 to 2012 of 100,000 people who are from 31 cities and regions and who are 18 years of age or older.

Source: People’s Daily, March 15, 2014