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High levels of lead found in Guimaras villages

August 28, 2008

By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Inquirer Visayas Bureau
08/28/2008

ILOILO CITY – Health officials in Guimaras found dangerously high levels of the deadly heavy metal lead in water samples taken from five villages in two towns in the province.

Dr. Felicito Lozarita, provincial health officer, said results of tests held April 16 showed that lead content in water sources in five villages in Nueva Valencia and Sibunag towns were above .01 mg per liter, the level of lead considered safe.

Lozarita said four villages in Nueva Valencia and one in Sibunag registered higher than normal levels. (Click here for the rest.)

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