In the last five years, many patients have come up to me to ask: I don’t smoke, don’t drink, and I pay great attention to my diet. Why am I getting liver cancer, stomach cancer, or intestinal cancer? My house is very clean, why is my child getting leukemia? I can’t help but think: If we’re living in an environment where the air is polluted, the water is poisonous, the food is toxic and even the furniture is tainted, you’ll fall ill no matter how health your habits are.
— Renowned respiratory diseases expert Zhong Nanshan on what his patients are asking him