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Why I suggest you avoid working in China as foreign ESL or TEFL teacher or any job watch

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    I have now lived in China for four years and am leaving when my contract expires in June. My family and I just had chest X-Rays in order to get some health insurance. The doctor advised us to stop smoking. The problem is... nobody in our family ever were smokers! But the XRays of our lungs indicate we have been smoking for at least a decade.

    Our last xrays taken in Seattle in 2008 were crystal clear and now well-hidden info (blocked in China by their guv) that shows breathing winter air in China (full of coal dust) is like smoking two packs of cigarettes a day.

    Further, my partner and I have been trying to have our second child for over a year and despite frequent sex, we can't get pregnant. Now we learn all the chemicals in the water destroy the motility of sperm and even cause prostrate cancer in men and ovarian cancer in women. Just google "China, fertility, problems, pollution" and prepare to be shocked. http://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/water.htm

    For the crappy pay offered in China $30,000 a year tops for foreigners, do you really want to risk your health?

    That is shocking.

    I was actually hoping to work in China as a teacher one day, but this completely changes my view.

    I never knew the smoke was that bad
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