"China in Lead Poisoning 'Cover-Up' - Human Rights Watch"

"A report by Human Rights Watch says local authorities in heavily-polluted industrial areas have been sending sick children back to contaminated homes.

It says that in these areas - Henan, Yunnan, Shaanxi and Hunan provinces - anyone who complains is being harassed.

China has promised to clean up chronic pollution from heavy metals.

But reports of poisoning remain widespread - hundreds of thousands of children are suffering from lead poisoning, the HRW report says."

BBC News had the story June 15, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"China's Children Pay Tragic Price for Widespread Industrial Lead Pollution" (Edinburgh Scotsman)

Thursday, June 16, 2011