Latest Lead poisoning Stories

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Peter B Lord; Magaly Angeloni The first person attorney Jack McConnell called last Tuesday with news of the Rhode Island Supreme Court's big decision on the state's landmark lead paint case was Liz Colon. She was having a meeting in her office, and what McConnell said left her speechless.

2008-07-06 00:00:18

Photographs of old, mouldering bottle ovens belching forth thick smoke and colliery headgears silhouetted against evening skies continue to charm history enthusiasts. But not everyone becomes dewy-eyed with nostalgia when recalling the halcyon days of North Staffordshire industry.

2008-07-02 09:00:20

By ERIC TUCKER By Eric Tucker The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I.

2008-07-01 03:00:20

Conservationists say a new law may help save endangered California condors by keeping lead ammunition out of their habitats. The measure, which goes into effect Tuesday, will require hunters to use only non-lead ammunition in the habitats.

2008-05-03 08:30:00

Ripping out and tearing down to create a divinely designed home, a la HGTV, is all the rage today. But parents need to be aware that all this interior renovation can put their children's health at risk due to exposure to lead.

2008-01-28 15:40:00

New research suggests that some of what we now consider to be normal aging in the brain might in fact be the long-term effects of exposure to environmental pollutants, such as lead, many years ago.

2008-01-22 16:05:00

Health departments around the U.S. say traditional medicines used by immigrants from Latin America, India and other parts of Asia are the second most common source of lead poisoning in the country, surpassed only by lead paint.

2006-03-23 15:43:45

By Anupama Chandrasekaran NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reebok International said on Thursday it is likely to conduct a global recall of certain promotional bracelets after a child in the United States died of lead poisoning after reportedly swallowing one.

2006-03-23 12:25:00

Reebok International is recalling about 300,000 promotional bracelets after a child reportedly died of lead poisoning after swallowing one, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

2006-01-19 11:16:45

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to even small amounts of lead through a mother's blood may harm the brain development of unborn babies, a new study suggests.

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