One in three kids have dangerous levels of lead in their blood, claims study

One in three kids have dangerous levels of lead in their blood, claims study

A new study by UNICEF and Pure Earth shows that one in three children around the world have high levels of lead in their bloodstream. Some 800M kids had lead levels considered high enough to impair the development of brains, nervous systems and vital organs such as heart and lungs. Inadequate battery recycling and open-air smelters are among the lead polluters.

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"South Asia accounts for almost half the global total. Poorly recycled lead batteries, e-waste, mining and paints are the main sources of poisoning, the report says." In India, a garbage dump named Ghazipur, in Delhi, will reportedly soon rise higher than the Qutub Minar and the Taj Mahal in a few years The Qutub Minar and the Taj Mahal are 73 meters high. No wonder this is the condition of children.

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