Whatever Happened To ... The Kids Whose Lead Levels Were Off The Chart – AuthenticAfrican

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Looking for scraps of lead to sell, young people in the town of Kabwe, Zambia, dig through the toxic tailings left behind from 100 years of mining.

They live in the lead-contaminated village of Kabwe, Zambia. A World Bank loan for lead cleanup offered reason for hope. A new report assesses the current situation.

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