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Lead poisoning scare shuts 2 Shanghai plantsupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 08:43:00

Two plants in Shanghai -- including a unit of an American company -- were ordered to suspend production after children in the vicinity came down with lead poisoning, government authorities said Friday.

Report: China lax in treating, policing lead poisoningupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 05:46:00

Hundreds of thousands of children in China are being condemned to permanent mental and physical disabilities because of high exposure to lead caused by industrial pollution, according to a report by the watchdog group Human Rights Watch.

Lead poisoning dangersupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 09:44:00

In 2010, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Philip Landrigan on his studies of widespread lead poisoning.

Report: Battery plant poisons hundreds of children in Chinaupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 09:44:00

More than 200 children have elevated levels of lead in their blood caused by a battery plant near their communities in eastern China, state media said.

Gold rush triggers deadly lead poisoningupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 07:38:00

CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on the business behind the worst-ever recorded lead poisoning outbreak in Nigeria.

Gold rush triggers deadly lead poisoning in Nigeriaupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 07:38:00

Standing at the local graveyard, Mohammed Abubakar cannot find the grave of the son he unwittingly poisoned. The grass has grown too high.

Aid groups say lead poisoning has killed 400 children in Nigeriaupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 05:01:00

As many as 400 children have died of lead poisoning-related illnesses in Nigeria since March, two international aid groups say, and as many as 30,000 people could be affected by lead contamination.

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