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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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In recent weeks, more than 100 children have died of lead poisoning in Nigeria, health officials say.

The number has been rising since March, when residents started digging illegally for gold in areas with high concentrations of lead.

The victims were from several remote villages in the northern state of Zamfara. (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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