"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.


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

Source: BBC, 06/16/2011