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Village of the black teeth

Ecuadoran children, lead-poisoned by their parents' livelihood, still manage to lead fairly normal lives. A Harvard doctor who has been helping them wonders how they've done so well.

By Dr. S. Allen Counter
July 30, 2007

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EL TEJAR,Ecuador -- About a year ago, a sturdy 1-year old named Miguel was brought to our makeshift clinic to be tested for lead exposure. His mother, like most young women in the village, eked out a meager living by forming and glazing clay roof tiles in her backyard. (Full article: 1068 words)

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