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The world’s most toxic town: the terrible legacy of Zambia’s lead mines

Almost a century of lead mining and smelting has poisoned generations of children in the Copperbelt town of Kabwe in Zambia

Environment editor in Kabwe, Zambia

” I’d like to be a doctor,” says seven-year-old Martin, sitting quietly in his modest home in Kabwe, Zambia.

Paulu 1aBut the truth is that Martin struggles with his schoolwork, and his dream seems unlikely to become a…

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