Bangladesh, Kathgora — Lead

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Key pollutant
Lead
Source
Informal battery recycling
Pathway

dermal exposure from smelting

inhalation of smelting fumes

 

Industry
Informal lead acid battery recycling
Date started
October 2017
Funders
USAID, UNIDO
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The project focuses on risk mitigation work at a former informal ULAB site in a village setting. It is accomplish through soil blending, scraping, and capping, and is supplemented by house cleaning, community education, and blood testing.