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China’s water contains dangerous amounts of a cancer-causing agent NDMA

A recent research study has indicated that China’s water contains dangerous amounts of the cancer-causing agent nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

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The World Health Organization (WHO) describes NDMA as clearly carcinogenic, due to its ability to cause stomach and colon cancer after ingestion. In addition to being a carcinogen, NDMA is thought to cause damage the liver and is considered poisonous in high concentrations.

In China, NDMA is thought to be a byproduct of local water treatment processes (which involve heavy chlorination). NDMA levels in China’s water are 3-4 times higher than those in the United States. Moreover, numerous other countries maintain more stringent NDMA thresholds than the United States.

The recent Chinese research study analyzed samples from 155 sites in 44 cities in 23 provinces over the course of three years, and found traces of NDMA in the water of every evaluated cities. China’s Ministry of Water Resources reported earlier this year that roughly 80 percent of the country’s water is unsafe for human contact.

Accordingly, those ingesting water in China should boil it and use bottled water to cook rice. Although advanced water filters that can remove NDMA are available, most traditional water filters are ineffective against NDMA.

One Response to “China’s water contains dangerous amounts of a cancer-causing agent NDMA”

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    July 3, 2017 at 1:00 am #

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