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Seafood lovers should eat less shellfish due to heavy metal poisoning risk

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Seafood lovers living on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia are being warned to reduce their shellfish consumption because of the risk of heavy metal poisoning.

China calls for action to stop lead poisoning

DAZHAI, China (Reuters) - China's environmental protection minister has demanded urgent measures to tackle heavy metal poisoning, state media said on Thursday, as anger grows amongst parents with children poisoned by lead.

Parents demand answers in China lead poisoning

GAOHE, China (Reuters) - Parents of children poisoned by lead in eastern China are demanding answers and compensation from the government after the country's latest incident of heavy metal pollution made more than 200 sick.

Lead poisoning hits 84 Chinese kids near smelters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Over 80 children in a poor corner of southwestern China have been poisoned by lead from illegal smelters, the latest in a string of heavy metal pollution cases that have made hundreds sick over the last year.

China metal pollution shuts off water for 50,000

BEIJING (Reuters) - A town of 50,000 people in China's export hub has warned residents not to drink tap water after finding manganese contamination, local media said, the latest in a string of mass heavy metal poisonings to hit industrial areas.

China lead pollution outbreak poisons 103 children

BEIJING (Reuters) - Lead pollution from workshops in eastern China seriously poisoned 103 children and has affected hundreds of other residents in the country's latest case of unfettered industrial toxins, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

China battery plant poisons more than 100 villagers - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Lead emissions from a battery plant in eastern China have poisoned more than 100 villagers, including 35 children, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, the latest in a string of heavy metal pollution cases in the country.

More than 200 Chinese children poisoned by lead

BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 200 Chinese children have been poisoned by lead from battery plants located too close to houses in the east of the country, state media said on Thursday, the latest in a string of heavy metal pollution cases.

China battery plant manager held in lead poisoning case

BEIJING (Reuters) - The general manager of a battery plant in eastern China faces environmental pollution charges after lead emissions from the plant poisoned nearly 170 villagers, including 53 children, state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday.

Heavy metals pollute a tenth of China's farmland - report

BEIJING (Reuters) - About one tenth of China's farmland is polluted by lead, zinc and other heavy metals to