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Dirty supplements: 90% of vitamin C comes from toxic China

While the tremendous health benefits of vitamin C cannot be disputed, those benefits can be negated if the vitamin is being sourced from China.  There is simply no question that China is a highly polluted country. Its toxic air pollution kills close to 1.6 million people each year, and 20 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities can be found there, including Linfen, the most polluted of all. And then there’s the water: Figures from 2010 – which must be far worse now, nearly a decade down the line – indicated that close to half of all state-monitored rivers were classified as grade 4, meaning they were not suitable for human contact. A report by Asia Water Project in 2007, found that 90 percent of all Chinese urban groundwater was contaminated. And in 2014, The Guardian reported that as a result of the country’s rapid industrialization, more than a fifth of all China’s farmland was polluted.  Read more...

 

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