Deadly lead poisoning in Nigeria

UN sends team to probe poisoning that has killed at least 200 children and affected 18,000.

    At least 200 children in Nigeria have died of lead poisoning, while another 18,000 people may be affected.

    Women and children came into contact with such lethal levels of lead from the mining for gold in their villages.

    The United Nations has sent an emergency team of scientists to Nigeria to investigate this deadly outbreak.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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