Lead Poisoning

US battery-maker bars lead at China plant after poison claims

Johnson Controls will stop lead processing at its facility in Shanghai. Photo: AP

US battery giant Johnson Controls will stop lead processing at a plant in China’s commercial hub Shanghai, the firm said, after the city found high levels of the metal in children living nearby.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Guangdong villagers' fury at children's lead poisoning

Guangdong villagers' fury at children's lead poisoning

Local authorities in a remote town in northern Guangdong are being accused of covering up the severity of pollution in the area. Residents reject the official tally of only 18 severe cases of lead poisoning and say hundreds of children are suffering.

23 Aug 2012 - 7:27am

Factory to blame for lead levels, villagers say

Excessive lead levels have been found in the blood of workers at a motorcycle battery factory in Deqing county, Zhejiang, and dozen of villagers living nearby.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Building starts on new homes for lead-poisoned villagers

Authorities in Shaanxi have started to build new housing for residents of Fengxiang county whose homes became uninhabitable due to pollution from a nearby smelter. But the move has done little to soothe their anger.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm


Go to the Young Post website, choose 'Listening' from the menu and find the sound clips for this week's exercise. Each relates to a question below

Question 1

Fill in Ting Shi's business card

Question 2

Which organisation broke the story on the lead poisoning?

a. South China Morning Post

3 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Order restored after factory protest

A heavy police presence temporarily restored peace to turbulent Fengxiang county in Shaanxi province yesterday, where hundreds of villagers stormed a chemical plant that is being blamed for more than 600 children falling ill.

19 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Thousands poisoned by lead from smelting plant, Gansu villagers claim

Thousands of villagers in the northwest province of Gansu have been showing up to hospital with lead poisoning they say was caused by a local smelting plant.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Four in hospital with lead poisoning

Four patients, including three children, were being treated in hospital for lead poisoning last night after at least 154 callers rang a hotline for people who bought a herbal pill from a Yuen Long herbalist.

7 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Kindergarten blood tests amid lead poisoning fears

Doctors in Beijing have launched a blood-testing campaign in kindergartens after claims of high lead poisoning rates across the city.

A survey claimed almost 70 per cent of children in the capital had dangerously high blood-lead levels, Xinhua reported yesterday.

23 Dec 1997 - 12:00am