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In a report a US-based rights body says China tried to cover up the extent of lead poisoning among children as well as discouraging tests.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its report on Wednesday that in heavily-polluted industrial areas local authorities have been sending children suffering from lead poisoning back to their contaminated homes. (map, from nytimes.com) (more…)

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Teachers’ leaders have warned that the cult of celebrity among children can damage their education. According to teachers, pupil’s obsessions with footballers, pop stars and actors are affecting their progress in school as well as limiting their career aspirations. (more…)

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A UK leading hospital said that a third of the children it treats for bronchitis, asthma and ear infections, are ill because of their parents smoking in front of them. (more…)

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