A new study involving 22 brands of lipstick found that 55 percent contained trace amounts of lead.
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.
Chinese children suffering lead poisoning have been denied testing and effective treatment, a human rights advocacy group said.
More than 600 people, including 103 children, have been sickened in China`s latest case of mass lead poisoning.
Having a regular breakfast is associated with lower blood lead levels in children.
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 have been
punished for lead poisoning from battery factory that affected
the health of over 200 children in an eastern province.
A battery factory recently sickened over 200 children with lead poisoning.
Lead poisoning has resulted from do-it-yourself illegal mining in Zamfara.
Excessive amounts of lead in body can harm the nervous, reproductive systems.
The poisoning was caused by illegal mining on iron ore by villagers.
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.
Ninety-four people, including 88 children, in southwest China`s Sichuan province were found to have excessive levels of lead in their blood.
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.
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.
Over 1,300 children are suspected to have suffered lead poisoning in central China`s Hunan province, leading to a smelter being shut down and two of the plant executives being detained.
Hundreds of villagers broke into a smelting plant in north China blamed for the lead poisoning of more than 600 children, smashing trucks in protest, state media reported on Monday.
More than 600 children have been sickened with lead poisoning in a northern Chinese province where authorities shut a smelter earlier this week thought to have caused the contamination, state media reported.
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August 30, 2014
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