As Nigeria turns to gold mining, researcher correct about high levels of child lead poisoning

Nigeria Gold Mining


Reports as recent as 2017 reported 92% prevalence of blood lead poisoning in children from some villages in the Nigerian state of Zamfara.
Source: Tosin Abdulsalam, environmental researcher (28 July 2020)



Several studies, including the one cited by the researcher, support the claim that lead levels were dangerously high in Zamfara due to unsafe gold mining.

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