Monday, May 21, 2007
Run for you Life !!
China wallowing in the toxic by-products of its lightning economic expansion, prompting fears for athletes and tourists who will travel there, as well as the Chinese population.Chronic water and air pollution caused by industrial toxins and pesticides mean cancer has risen to be China's leading killer, accounting for 23 per cent of all deaths, it emerged yesterday. it was revealed that 40 of China's top athletes fell ill because of foul air-conditioning in the country's sports headquarters in January and have been forced to withdraw from the competition.Filthy air-conditioning systems have been blamed for outbreaks of disease in hotels and apartment blocks in the capital.In one case, two tonnes of waste, including dead rats and takeaway food left by construction workers,