Nigerian child miners suffer lead poisoning

Aid agency says problem of lead poisoning among children working in mines is much larger than initially reported.

Last Modified: 20 Oct 2013 11:25
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Lead-poisoning affects thousands of people every year, especially children.

The aid agency helping some of the poisoned children in Nigeria is warning that the problem is bigger than originally thought.

Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idriss reports from Bagaga, where more than 1,000 children are affected by lead poisoning caused by mining.


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