Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in China.
China is starting to see the costs of its rapid march towards industrialization. Air pollution from heavy industry, coal-fired power plants, and numerous factories have saturated the air and now cancer has officially become the number one cause of death. Almost 25% of deaths in China are now attributed to cancer. The Earth Policy Institute gleaned as much from China’s own Ministry of Health — and tragically but unsurprisingly, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in China.