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Dangerous Elements: Heavy Metal Pollution in China

Paul Mooney reports for the South China Morning Post on heavy metal contamination from industries such as e-waste recycling and textile manufacture. The pollution can devastate health and agricultural livelihoods, but those...

China Shuts Battery Factories Due to Lead Poisoning

Hundreds of Chinese factories producing rechargeable lead batteries have been closed for fear of lead poisoning. From BBC News: About 74 people have been detained this year after reports that more than 100 people were affected...

Toxic Factories Take Toll on China’s Labor Force – Jane Spencer and Juliet Ye

A human story of industrial pollution and its threats to public health, even for white-collar professionals. From the Wall Street Journal: Cadmium batteries are safe to use. They are also cheap, saving American parents about $1.50 on the average toy, compared with pricier batteries. But cadmium batteries can be hazardous to make. In southern China, […]

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