23% Blood Samples Test Positive For ‘Lead Poisoning’ In India

June 11, 2015 9:43 pm

We spotted this stat today –

“Days after lead was found in instant food Maggi that had raised concerns over packed food items, an analysis of blood samples collected over a period of one year from across the country has revealed that over 23% of the total samples tested positive with lead poisoning.

According to a WHO study, lead exposure is estimated to account for 1,43,000 deaths per year with the highest burden in developing regions.”

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