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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Sunday, January 09, 2011, 10:17
A battery factory recently sickened over 200 children with lead poisoning.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 06, 2010, 09:31
Lead poisoning has resulted from do-it-yourself illegal mining in Zamfara.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 11:03
The poisoning was caused by illegal mining on iron ore by villagers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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