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Baby Food Companies Being Sued For Lead Levels
2013-04-08 18:36:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An environmental group has leveled a lawsuit against a group of baby food makers aimed at forcing the companies to put warning labels on products sold in California. Gerber Products, Del Monte Foods, Beech-Nut Nutrition and other baby foods and juices are being sued by the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) for selling products that contain lead at levels that require warning labels under California Proposition 65. However,...

2013-02-11 15:49:29

Lead is a common element but is found in old paints (including those once used on children's toys), soil, old piping, water, and the atmosphere from lead-containing vehicular fuels, even drinking vessels. At high dose it is lethal but also causes seemingly trivial symptoms such as headaches. However, in children lead can also lead to irreversible damage to the organs, the kidneys in particular, and the nervous system including the brain. Early detection to contaminated sources is important to...

California Condor Population Still Under Threat From Lead Poisoning
2012-06-26 09:42:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Despite efforts to protect them, California condors are being decimated more than previously thought from lead poisoning caused by ingesting hunters´ bullets, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Being opportunistic scavengers, condors feed primarily on the carcasses or organs of large mammals such as deer, many of which have been shot and left behind by hunters who might only take cuts of meat. Lead...

2012-03-22 23:00:51

Now there is a way to get rid of lead for good. Franmar Chemical has developed LEAD OUT, a natural paint remover that renders lead paint non-hazardous for safe removal. Made with soybeans, Franmar´s LEAD OUT uses a special patented Molecular Bonding System® or MBS that alters the lead compounds into a non-hazardous material. Bloomington, IL (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 Was your home, apartment building, office, school and/or daycare center built before 1978? If so, your environment may...

2012-03-02 13:35:48

An initiative in St. Louis targeted the homes of pregnant women to receive inspection and remediation of lead hazards before the birth of a child. According to a study just published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology this measure prevented childhood lead poisoning and reduced the overall burden of lead toxicity in children. Historically, the city had used an approach that waited until a child tested positive for lead poisoning, and then addressed home lead hazards to...

California Condor Still Threatened By Human Activities
2012-01-21 04:55:25

A recently released scientific paper authored by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research scientists shows the leading causes of death of the endangered California condor in the wild are human influenced, with lead poisoning being the primary factor in juvenile and adult birds. The study documents the deaths of wild California condors at all release sites–California, Arizona and Baja, California, Mexico–from the inception of the reintroduction program in October 1992...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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