In China, rapid growth is raising concerns about the impacts of industrial pollution on drinking water and health. A recent study identifies concentrations of disinfection byproducts as a possible culprit in high levels of bladder cancer.
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Mitch, W.A. Tap water and bladder cancer in China. Nat Sustain 5, 643–644 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-00900-0