The West New Territories Landfill in Nim Wan, Tuen Mun. A new study has found a strong association between hydrogen sulphide emitted by landfills and deaths caused by lung cancer. Photo: Edward Wong

How living near a landfill can be harmful to health, especially for children

Strong link found between exposure to hydrogen sulphide gas from living within 5km of a dump and higher rates of lung cancer and respiratory illness

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The West New Territories Landfill in Nim Wan, Tuen Mun. A new study has found a strong association between hydrogen sulphide emitted by landfills and deaths caused by lung cancer. Photo: Edward Wong
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