The Site of Lead Poisoning in El Salvador

– A Documentary by Hugo De Burgos

The World Health Organization claims that more than 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood in a person poses a serious health risk. In the Sitio del Niño community in El Salvador some people have more than 50 micrograms.

This ethnographic documentary tells the story of this community’s subjective experience of lead contamination and its struggle for health and social justice.

Site of Lead