Friday, August 21, 2009

Environmental Violation of Human Rights- Mass lead poisoning

Lead Sickens 1,300 Children in China
By MICHAEL WINES
The lead pollution from an unlicensed manganese smelter
is the second incident of mass lead poisoning in the past
month.

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