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High lead levels found in children

October 14, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Nearly 1,000 children in a central Chinese province have tested positive for excessive levels of lead in blood.

After reports of large-scale lead poisoning in Shaanxi province, the health bureau in the city of Jiyuan in Henan province tested 2,743 children. Signs of lead poisoning were found in 968 children who live near three smelters.

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