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2014-07-01 11:07:45

NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Emotional and behavioral problems show up even with low exposure to lead, and as blood lead levels increase in children, so do the problems, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The results were published online June 30 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. "This research focused on lower blood lead levels than most other studies and...

2014-07-01 10:14:37

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Elevated blood lead levels appear to be associated with teacher-reported behavioral problems in a study of preschool children in China. Author: Jianghong Liu, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues. Background: Lead toxicity can lower a child's IQ. Blood lead concentrations greater than 10 μg/dL also have been linked to behavior problems in children. Still, the effect of lead on children's behavior is less understood than its...

2014-06-11 10:17:30

University of Michigan Childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents an estimated $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program to eliminate the source of most lead poisoning would pay for itself in three years, according to a new report. "Economic Impacts of Lead Exposure and Remediation in Michigan," compares the cost of four well-documented impacts of lead exposure­--increased health care, increased crime, increase in special education, and decline in lifetime...

2014-04-18 04:21:00

COMPANIES MUST PAY TO REMOVE LEAD AFFECTING CHILDREN FROM HOMES IN 10 CALIF CITIES AND COUNTIES; ALEXANDER SAYS, "Verdict will prevent lead poisoning of children from paint in their homes. This decision establishes important legal precedent, holds companies accountable." SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Alexander, San Francisco victims' rights attorney, co-lead counsel of a case that has won a $1.15 billion verdict against the world's largest paint...

2014-04-04 12:27:54

COMPANIES MUST PAY TO REMOVE LEAD AFFECTING CHILDREN FROM HOMES IN 10 CALIF CITIES AND COUNTIES; ALEXANDER SAYS, "Verdict will prevent lead poisoning of children from paint in their homes. This decision establishes important legal precedent, holds companies accountable." SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Alexander, San Francisco victims' rights attorney, announced that a state Judge in Santa Clara County, California, has issued a final amended judgment,...

2014-03-22 23:00:56

Request A Test is offering a new Lead Profile Testing for more comprehensive lead testing. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) March 22, 2014 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, had added the Standard Lead Profile Test to their test menu. This test measures lead blood levels as well as providing additional measurements for Free Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin (FEB) and Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP) which can aid in the diagnosis of chronic lead exposure and lead...

2014-02-14 23:00:48

Number of Chemicals Known to Injure the Developing Brain Doubles in Seven Years, According to Mount Sinai and Harvard Researchers New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The number of industrial chemicals recognized as causing neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, have more than doubled in the seven years since a landmark study of these toxins was first published, according to new...

2014-02-07 23:24:00

ECOBOND LBP to Present Low-cost Option to Seal and Treat Lead Paint Hazards During the 2014 National Lead and Healthy Homes Conference Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 ECOBOND LBP, LLC (ECOBOND), exclusive manufacturer of ECOBOND® LBP - the specialty paint product patented to seal and treat the hazards of lead based paint, announced today that Mr. James M. Barthel, ECOBOND LBP, LLC President/CEO, will present at the prestigious 10th National Conference of the Indoor Environmental...

2014-01-17 23:24:16

ECOBOND® LBP, LLC supports Federal and State programs for lead paint poison prevention through the development of effective and easy to use specialty products to seal and treat lead paint and lead dust. Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Despite marked reductions in environmental sources of lead and increased protection from occupational lead exposure, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that lead exposure on the job remains a significant health threat for...

2014-01-08 20:20:34

Ten California cities and counties succeed in holding accountable lead pigment companies that marketed, promoted and profited from lead paint despite knowing it was toxic; Motley Rice was proud to serve as co-lead trial counsel SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, the Honorable James P. Kleinberg of the Santa Clara Superior Court issued a Statement of Decision finalizing his December 2013 ruling that three lead paint companies created...


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