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China lead pollution poisons 160 children: report

BEIJING (Reuters) – Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China’s manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 children, Xinhua said on Sunday in the country’s latest case of unfettered industrial toxins. Children from Dongtang town in Renhua country were found to have “elevated” levels of lead in…

Lead poisoning ‘epidemic’ around Nigerian gold mines sickens thousands

LAGOS — A lead poisoning epidemic in Nigeria’s north that has killed 400 children and affected thousands is the worst in modern history, but cleanup has not even begun in many areas, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. “Thousands of children in northern Nigeria need immediate medical treatment and dozens of…