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4 million ducks were saved from lead poisoning in a single fall flight.
The future of lead poisoning prevention lies in continuous international collaboration and in a search for better health and environmental solutions globally," said Korchevskiy.
Every year, tens of thousands children are screened in China, and a considerable number of children with elevated blood lead and lead poisoning are identified.
Severe cases of lead poisoning occur as an occupational hazard among people working in the metal industry.
While lead poisoning is mainly thought of as a risk for children, adults can be endangered as well, especially those who work in construction and manufacturing.
The group interviewed over 50 families whose children have shown symptoms of lead poisoning in four Chinese provinces of Henan, Hunan, Shaanxi and Yunnan, where metal smelters stand, and Beijing and Shanghai two years ago.
Lead poisoning comes from undue exposure to smelting or recycling plants, and can cause children to suffer hearing loss, anaemia and to not grow properly.
Lead poisoning from ingestion of hunting bullet fragments by avian scavengers such as bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), and California condors (Gymnogyps californianus) in many regions of the United States is of great concern to raptor biologists as well as to state and federal wildlife agencies.
The Court's ruling rejected Shell's argument that in order for this fee to be constitutional under California's Proposition 13 and the Sinclair Paint decision, it must be proportional to the gasoline industry's responsibility for cases of childhood lead poisoning.
In Shaanxi province, at least 615 out of 731 children in two villages near the Dongling smelter in the town of Changqing have tested positive for lead poisoning, which can damage the nervous and reproductive systems and cause high blood pressure and memory loss.
We already know that eliminating lead poisoning in children will take a partnership that includes parents, child-care providers, health professionals and the owners of older homes that contain deteriorating lead paint.
The risk of lead poisoning for children under six years of age is much greater than the risk for six-year old children due to frequent behaviors of younger children such as crawling and engaging in hand-to-mouth behavior, which decline with age.