Girl's Lung Cancer Blamed on China Pollution
Victim, only 8 years old, lives near busy street
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Nov 6, 2013 4:10 PM CST

(Newser) – An 8-year-old girl in China has lung cancer, and her doctors are blaming pollution. The girl is believed to be China’s youngest-ever lung cancer patient. State media reports that she lives near a busy street and was constantly inhaling toxic air. Lung cancer deaths are up more than 400% in China from where they were three decades ago.