A shocking disclosure has been made in a report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The report says that about three-quarters of the world's children are forced to live with lead (metal) poison. The reason why such a large number of children are affected by lead metal is due to negligence in the disposal of acid batteries.
Because of this, UNICEF has appealed for such negligence and has also called for immediate closure. UNICEF and Pure Earth's report - 'The Toxic Truth: Children's Exposure to Lead Pollution Undermines a Generation of Potential', said in the report that the poisonous lead in the blood of about 800 million children worldwide The metal level is five micrograms per dl or more.
According to the number of children reported in this UNICEF report, every third child in the world is living with this poison. UNICEF has warned that such a level of lead metal in the blood requires medical treatment. The second most surprising thing about this report is that half the children who are forced to consume this poison live in South Asian countries.
Initial symptoms are not seen
According to UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Four, the early signs of the presence of lead metal in the blood do not appear to occur and this metal destroys children's health and development with silence.
Five countries mentioned in the report
The report also assessed the actual circumstances of the five countries. These include Kathogora of Bangladesh, Tibilisi of Georgia, Agbogbloshi of Ghana, Pesharian of Indonesia, and Morolos Province in Mexico. It said that the lead metal contains neurotoxins, causing brain damage to children. Its treatment is also not possible.
No battery disposal
The report says that there is no system of correct disposal of batteries in such income countries. Apart from this, there is no system of re-cycling, which is the biggest reason for this problem. With the increase in the number of vehicles in these countries, the waste of batteries is also coming out.