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For Chinese Children, Lead Can Be Inescapable

Posted by Author on August 14, 2007

Reuters, Via Daily Times, Pakistan, August 13, 2007-

Parents around the world may have been shocked this week when 1.5 million Chinese-made Fisher-Price toys were recalled because of excessive lead content, but for mums and dads in China lead poisoning is just a fact of life.

Mattel Inc’s worldwide recall of dozens of products is the latest in a deluge of safety scares that have rattled international consumer confidence in Chinese-made goods.

High levels of lead from toys, water pipes and industry can cause behavioural problems and slow learning among children.

China makes 75 percent of the world’s toys, according to the national chamber of light industry, and many of the thousands of producers are small and resistant to regulation.

A 2005 report in a Beijing newspaper cited estimates that 60 percent of Chinese-made toys used paint with lead above internationally accepted limits.

A study of Chinese cities in 2004 found that 10.5 percent of children had lead levels in their blood of at least 100 microgram’s per litre — a level coonsidered unhealthy by the WHO. “For us, the problem is the factories. What they make is less important,” said Feng. – Reuters

Report from Daily Times

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