Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lead Poisoning in Nigeria

BBC has an article about lead poisoning in Nigeria. The lead is contained in rock which also contain gold. People were collecting the rock, bringing it home, and then breaking it -- releasing lead dust into the air.

Lead is a very serious poison. It causes damage to organs and causes mental problems. It is also accumulative, meaning it continues to build up over time in the body.

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