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Leaded fuel to be gone by 2013: UN

Last Updated: Friday, October 28, 2011, 08:51

Leaded gasoline, once so widespread it was sold at US pumps as "regular" fuel, is expected to be eradicated globally within two years, the United Nations Environment Program announced Thursday.

China downplays risk from lead poisoning: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 16:36

Chinese children suffering lead poisoning have been denied testing and effective treatment, a human rights advocacy group said.

More than 600 sickened by lead poisoning in China

Last Updated: Sunday, June 12, 2011, 16:15

More than 600 people, including 103 children, have been sickened in China`s latest case of mass lead poisoning.

Lead poisoning kills over 400 infants in Nigeria

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 15:43

Lead poisoning linked with illegal mining has claimed lives of more than 400 infants while over 500 persons were admitted in hospitals in a northern Nigerian state since November.

Ten Chinese officials punished for lead poisoning

Last Updated: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 20:55

Ten Chinese officials have been punished for lead poisoning from battery factory that affected the health of over 200 children in an eastern province.

Chinese official suspended over lead poisoning

Last Updated: Sunday, January 09, 2011, 10:17

A battery factory recently sickened over 200 children with lead poisoning.

Lead poisoning kills 400 children in Nigerian state: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 06, 2010, 09:31

Lead poisoning has resulted from do-it-yourself illegal mining in Zamfara.

Nigeria`s Parliament to probe deadly lead poisoning

Last Updated: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 11:03

The poisoning was caused by illegal mining on iron ore by villagers.

163 deaths due to lead poisoning in northern Nigeria

Last Updated: Saturday, June 05, 2010, 22:51

As many as 163 persons, most of them children, have died in recent weeks due to health hazards caused by inhalation of lead emanating from illegal mines.

Over 90 affected by lead poisoning in southwest China

Last Updated: Monday, March 15, 2010, 15:00

Ninety-four people, including 88 children, in southwest China`s Sichuan province were found to have excessive levels of lead in their blood.

Lead poisons 121 children in eastern China

Last Updated: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 13:49

Medical tests have shown at least 121 children living near a battery plant in eastern China are suffering from lead poisoning, the latest in a recent string of such cases that have affected hundreds.

Officials investigated in lead poisonings of China

Last Updated: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 14:31

Two environmental officials were under investigation on Saturday after more than 1,300 children were poisoned by pollution from a manganese processing plant in central China.