A project in Hưng Yên Province to clean-up a village polluted by lead from recycled batteries and reduce the dangerous levels of lead in residents' blood has been shown to be sustainable.
Children living in villages where lead-acid batteries are recycled are known to be at elevated risk of lead poisoning, as are children living near smelters or in cities, experts say
The National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health under the Health Ministry has conducted a health examination on Vietnamese people who are highly exposed to lead.
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has asked concerned departments for a plan to solve the issue of lead contamination and poisoning in Hưng Yên Province’s Đông Mai craft village.
The Vietnam URC Company Limited has been fined VNĐ5.8 billion (US$264,000) for its lead-contaminated beverages.