20 August 2009

How does that song go?

"The lead-painted children's toys... are our future..."
-- BEIJING -- More than 1,300 children have been sickened in a lead poisoning case in China’s central Hunan province, the second such case involving a large number of children in the past month, state media said Thursday.

The official Xinhua News Agency said 1,354 children who lived near a manganese processing plant in Wenping township were diagnosed as having excessive lead in their blood.
Hmmm... that sounds so familiar.