Lead pollution from a newly opened and unlicensed manganese smelter has poisoned more than 1,300 children in southeastern China

Beijing: Hundreds of villagers broke into a smelting plant in north China blamed for the lead poisoning of more than 600 children, smashing trucks in protest, state media reported on Monday.

With global meltdown hitting hard, it is time to invest in exploration and mining of zinc, according to Mr P. Parvathisem, former Chairman and Managing Director of Nalco and Hindustan Copper.

Land fertility in Rangpur region comprising Kurigram, Gaibandha, Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat districts is falling alarmingly due to shortage of green manure, sulphur and zinc in the soil.

Unrestricted use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides were also contributed in reducing fertility of lands, agricultural experts here said.

This study aimed to investigate the relationship between outdoor ambient air PM2.5 zinc levels and urgent health care utilization for children living in an urban area.

Recycling That Harms the Environment and People Published: April 15, 2008 Recycling is supposed to be good for the environment. But if it's not carried out properly, certain kinds of recycling

Static renewal bioassay renewing 50% estuarine water in 24 hours was conducted following guidelines given in APHA (1980).

Heavy metals in the atmosphere may travel over large distances before being re-deposited on land. One effective way of monitoring how deposition changes with time is to measure concentrations in moss. A bio-monitoring network coordinated by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) provides data on the concentration of 10 heavy metals in mosses from about 7,000 sites across Europe. March 2008

Vedanta Resources plc is a London listed FTSE 100 diversified metals and mining group. Its principal operations are located throughout India, with further operations in Zambia and Australia. Vedanta produces aluminium, copper, zinc and lead and iron ore. It also has interests in commercial energy and is in the process of setting up a 2,400MW independent power plant.

Human head hair concentration of zinc from 175 subjects (92 male and 83 female) aged between 11 to 51 year in Mainpuri region has been studied by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The mean concentration of zinc have been found significantly higher in female than in male subjects.