A new report shows that one of every four national public child care centers built over the past six years suffers from heavy metal contamination.
According to data provided by the Busan Institute of Health and Environment, 24 of 98 national child care centers in Busan built before 2009 tested positive for levels of heavy metals above the maximum threshold. The Environmental Conservation Act came into effect in 2009, establishing stricter guidelines for levels of heavy metals in the environment.
As many as fifteen child care centers had ten times the maximum allowable limit for lead, a heavy metal which causes many developmental problems in young children.
Source: Busan eFM News
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