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Chinese town trades lead poison test results for milk

Two-year-old Xu Yilin, whose blood, according to her family, has been shown to have almost three times the national limit for lead exposure in children, stands in a neighbor's house in Dapu town, Hunan province, June 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Alexandra Harney

Two-year-old Xu Yilin, whose blood, according to her family, has been shown to have almost three times the national limit for lead exposure in children, stands in a neighbor's house in Dapu town, Hunan province, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandra...more

Two-year-old Xu Yilin, whose blood, according to her family, has been shown to have almost three times the national limit for lead exposure in children, stands in a neighbor's house in Dapu town, Hunan province, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandra Harney
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Liu Guimei holds her grandson, Xu Ning, next to granddaughter Xu Yilin, whose blood, according to her family, has been shown to have almost three times the national limit for lead exposure in children, in Dapu town, Hunan province, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandra Harney

Liu Guimei holds her grandson, Xu Ning, next to granddaughter Xu Yilin, whose blood, according to her family, has been shown to have almost three times the national limit for lead exposure in children, in Dapu town, Hunan province, June 25, 2014....more

Liu Guimei holds her grandson, Xu Ning, next to granddaughter Xu Yilin, whose blood, according to her family, has been shown to have almost three times the national limit for lead exposure in children, in Dapu town, Hunan province, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandra Harney
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Farmer Li Laiyin (L), 64, and his neighbours look through a list of local residents with elevated levels of lead in their blood, in Dapu, Hunan province, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandra Harney

Farmer Li Laiyin (L), 64, and his neighbours look through a list of local residents with elevated levels of lead in their blood, in Dapu, Hunan province, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandra Harney

Farmer Li Laiyin (L), 64, and his neighbours look through a list of local residents with elevated levels of lead in their blood, in Dapu, Hunan province, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandra Harney
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