some 800 million children, or three children has lead levels above five micrograms per deciliter in the blood, which is the limit of what needs to be addressed, according to the study.
the Study is the first of its kind.
”We've known for a long time about how toxic it is, but not how it is, and how many of the children who were affected.”, "Nicholas Rees, a specialist in the world, the report's lead author.
Lead is toxic to humans even at low doses. Young children are the most vulnerable because of the brain and the nervous system is developed, taking the risks, which, among other things, delayed the development.
the Lead in the batteries is big problem
Children who are exposed to levels of lead that are present in the study according to the WHO, will be affected by different types of behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities.
”With only a few of the early symptoms of damaging the lead, the quiet, the children's health and development, with potentially fatal consequences,” said Unicefchefen Henrietta Fore said in a statement.
nearly half of the children affected live in South asia.
According to the authors of the report, there was a greater awareness of the risks associated with lead in the old days, when unleaded petrol was introduced but its use has since been on a fairly steady level.
A large part of the blyförgiftningen will come from the batteries that are not recycled safely, and which can be left behind in the soil a long time, according to the study. Other sources include the blyledningar, lead based paint, and lead-for example in the melt.
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