Birth Defects In China On The Rise

There’s an interesting article in today’s China Daily (link below), regarding a worrisome rise all over China of birth defects. They estimate that 4-6% of babies in China have birth defects; this is higher than the usual 3-4% in most populations.

The reasons are complex and not completely understood, but some factors include higher maternal age as well as better diagnostic tools. But the most concerning issue is that environmental pollution is also considered a factor.

Article: Birth defects across country on the rise.


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