Doctors Treat More Than 1,000 Children For Lead Poisoning In African Village

The Nigerian village that suffered one of the world’s worst recorded incidents of lead poisoning is now habitable and doctors can start treating more than 1,000 contaminated children, a doctor and a scientist from two international agencies said Friday.

For some, it already is too late to reverse serious neurological damage, said Dr. Michelle Chouinard, Nigeria country director for Doctors Without Borders, told The Associated Press on Friday.

Some children are blind, others paralyzed and many will struggle at school with learning disabilities, she said.

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