Patients exposed to lead freely treated

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Environment under the Ministry of Health yesterday gave lead removing food to residents in at Dong Mai Village in Van Lam District in the northern province of Hung Yen, about 27 km (17 miles) East of Hanoi

This is Pectin complex made in Ukraine, that can help remove lead or heavy metal from body.

Earlier, health authorities have diagnosed 330 children and 120 adults in the village with lead poisoning. They received Pectin complex, a nutritional supplement made by Ukrainian scientists within two months. Pectin complex is the most effective for detoxification;accordingly it was allowed to circulate by Vietnamese Ministry of Health

Most of the batteries are recycled in villages. Dong Mai Village in Hung Yen Province is home to 400 households partaking in recycling batteries. Due to backward recycling technology and lack of environmental protection measures, the village is facing serious pollution from lead dust, fumes and leaking acid fluids. In 2015, blood test results showed that of 618 inhabitants in the village, 65 percent of children are heavily affected by the lead pollution at different levels.

By MINH KHANG - translated by Anh Quan

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