How to Stop Deadly Lead Poisoning in Nigeria - Govt

The poison has claimed the lives of at least 500 children in Zamfara State in the past eight years when it was first discovered by MSF in 2010. The government has now said that the major challenge in preventing the deadly lead poisoning is changing how mining is done.



The villagers grind the rocks in order to separate the gold, and the resulting dust containing high levels of lead settles on soil and other nearby surfaces, exposing the locals to the poison (file photo).

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