Sunday, February 22, 2009

OK International Highlights Lead Poisoning in the Developing World

Perry Gottesfeld, the Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International, recently gave an interview on the effects of lead poisoning in developing countries. The program focuses on exposure to lead batteries. Below is a short excerpt.

There are 120 million people who are overexposed to lead around the world. That's three times the number infected by HIV AIDS. And this problem is going largely unnoticed, under the radar screen, because people are not aware that the common battery used in vehicles and other appliances are causing severe poisoning around the world.

Listen to the full interview.

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