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Monday, October 23, 2006

"In the U.S., normal blood levels of lead are less than10 mcg/dl (micrograms per deciliter). Symptoms of acute poisoning occur at blood levels of 20 and above, resulting in vomiting, diarrhea, and leading to muscle spasms and kidney damage. Levels of over ten are considered unhealthy and levels in excess of 120 can often lead to death. In Kabwe, blood concentrations of 300 micrograms/deciliter have been recorded in children and records show average blood levels of children range between 60 and 120 mcg/dl."

Jobs: Financial/commodities news editor - Johannesburg

UN envoy Jan Pronk gets PNGed out of Sudan for this blog posting

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"A government minister has proposed changing the legal definition of youth to anyone aged from 15 to 50 - a two-decade jump from the current ceiling of 30 years. If passed by Parliament, that would put youths within five years of Kenya's official retirement age of 55. " [Reuters]

[I would try to compare data prices, but I am not sure I understand. 3 Ksh per minute for data seems high.]