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Hengjiang Village is nestled in the lush mountains of China's Hunan province, just a few kilometers from the bustling city of Wugang. It is a simple place, where mopeds carrying families of four zoom up and down dirt roads, and villagers drink water from local wells.

Their simple, unassuming way of life was shattered when children started getting sick. A few cases turned into hundreds and parents started to worry.

So far, 1,354 children in Hunan province have tested positive for abnormal levels of lead in their blood, authorities say. Read full article »

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