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Chinese Official: 300 Lead-Poisoned Children Got Sick From Pencils (False)

By | Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:21

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.

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2013: What Can You Do To Prevent Lead Paint Exposure?

By | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 13:49

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.

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Lead Poisoning Potential High In Children Living Near Toxic Waste Sites In Middle- And Lower-Income Countries

By | Mon, 05/06/2013 - 10:44

The 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.”

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MSF Urges Nigeria President to Act on Deadly Lead Poisoning

By | Thu, 11/15/2012 - 09:22

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.