Two-year-old Xu Yilin, whose blood, according to her family, has been shown to have almost three times the national limit for lead exposure in children, stands in a neighbor's house in Dapu town, ... more 
Two-year-old Xu Yilin, whose blood, according to her family, has been shown to have almost three times the national limit for lead exposure in children, stands in a neighbor's house in Dapu town, Hunan province, June 25, 2014. Environmental pollution is increasingly a source of social unrest in China. In agricultural areas like Dapu, air, soil and water pollution from local factories can deprive farmers of their livelihoods and rob them of their health. Lead poisoning is among the most serious, if least visible, side effects of China's rapid economic growth. Exposure to lead is particularly dangerous for children: it inhibits intellectual and physical development, and can cause poor concentration, disruptive behavior, even death at high levels. Its effects are irreversible. Picture taken June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandra Harney (CHINA - Tags: FOOD SOCIETY HEALTH) less 
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