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News reports from Shuiyang Township, Huixian County, allow for the construction of a timeline that describes how the Lead Poisoning story unfolded.

On August 7, 2006, Guo Qin, a farmer from Xinsi Village, took his grandson to a hospital in Fengxian County for a blood test. This hospital was contracted to serve the workers of the lead smelting plant in the village and their families. After first refusing to conduct the requested blood tests, the doctors then completely reversed course and asked that the boy be hospitalized for “further observation,” which aroused Guo's suspicion.

On Augus…

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