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Contaminated Water Crisis Results in Increased Testing for Lead in Hong Kong

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Published on : Aug 10, 2015

In the range of 300 occupants of open lodging domains with lead-debased water, for the most part youngsters, had their blood tried for the dangerous metal throughout the weekend at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei, as the legislature declared it would expand testing limit. Their outcomes will be out before Saturday, with a percentage of the blood tests being sent to research centers abroad. 

In spite of the fact that as far as possible for youngsters to meet all requirements with the expectation of complimentary blood tests has been expanded from six to eight, Health pastor Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that until further notice, preference would even now be given to three powerless gatherings: kids who are younger six, breastfeeding moms, and pregnant ladies. He additionally said the city would begin testing at a second clinic toward the end of the month. Around 2,800 individuals have enrolled for the administration blood tests, and 1,200 finished them. 

The incorporate individuals were in the Yan On Estate at Ma On Shan, where the administration reported on Friday that it had discovered large amounts of lead in the water. There are presently eight open lodging domains, home to around 19,600 families, influenced by the defilement emergency. 

The primary movement to practice such powers permitting administrators to constrain the legislature to deliver all records and archives identifying with the lead-in-water emergency was raised by Democrat Wu Chi-wai. Legislator Helena Wong Pik-wan, who initially uncovered the tainting in Kai Ching Estate in July stated that she would record a case with police without further ado, requesting an examination of China State Construction Engineering, Kai Ching Estate's principle builder, which she suspected had submitted false reports about patching materials to the Housing Authority.