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Pollution from China's growth 'takes toll on health'

18 October 2012 Last updated at 23:41 BST

China's economic growth has eased for the seventh quarter in a row and demand for its products are declining.

But its economy is still growing at a rate of 7.5% a year, which is a boom by Western standards.

Damian Grammaticas looks at what toll China's society is paying for this growth.