lead poisoning Stories
- The use of residual disinfectants to safeguard drinking water may not be necessary: study.
- More than 300 children in rural China have fallen ill with lead poisoning. Only following outrageous comments from a local official was the nearby chemical plant closed.
- Although many countries have taken steps to prevent lead paint exposure, 600,000 children still become sick from lead poisoning each year, meaning that more should be done.
Lead Poisoning Potential High In Children Living Near Toxic Waste Sites In Middle- And Lower-Income CountriesThe effects of lead exposure have long been recorded. In 70 AD, the Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides wrote in De Materia Medica that after exposure to lead, “the mind gives way.”
- Doctors Without Borders said Nigeria had failed to deliver on promises to tackle a deadly lead poisoning epidemic and called on president Goodluck Jonathan to intervene.