Parents tend their babies in a crowded hospital. About 16 million babies are born on the mainland every year. Photo: Imaginechina

China's birth defects blamed on pollution, unhealthy living

Incidence of problems in newborns has nearly doubled in 15 years and experts say environment and unhealthy lifestyle choices are the culprits

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Parents tend their babies in a crowded hospital. About 16 million babies are born on the mainland every year. Photo: Imaginechina
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice