[Hunan Province, China, August 22. Image via Getty.]

A young girl sits close to her parents as adults play a game of cards at a village near the Wugang Manganese Smelting Plant in Hunan province on August 22, 2009 in central China. Hundreds of children in the province are suffering from suspected lead poisoning caused by the local factory, and parents say they are worried about the long-term health risks. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)