Coup d’Etat to World Trade Seen in Toxic Lead Fight

Coup d’Etat to World Trade Seen in Toxic Lead Fight

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In 1999, the Peruvian Ministry of Health tested 346 children from different parts of La Oroya and found an average 33.6 micrograms of lead per deciliter. The highest levels were in the part of town nearest the smelter where the average was 43.5 and the highest reading was 79.9.