Children in China Exposed to Lead

China Lead.jpgBy Leah Mishkin –10/19/09
China is relocating thousands of people. And it is to make money. The Chinese government plans to move 15,000 residents located near lead production factories in the city of Jiyuan. Recent blood tests had showed over 1,000 children living in the area had been exposed to lead. This can cause irreversible anemia, muscle weakness, and brain damage. The local government had been trying to prevent the community’s residents from getting the blood tests. It is suspected that officials wanted to keep the situation quiet to protect their profit making business. China’s lead production industry has been growing because other lead factories around the world have been shut down for health and pollution reasons.