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2011-08-15 13:59:49

Higher levels of lead found in children living near battery facilities Documenting the hazards of lead battery manufacturing and recycling operations in emerging markets, a study in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene reports that children living near these facilities in developing countries had approximately 13 times more lead in their blood than American children. The researchers, using data from studies published between 1993 and 2010 on...

2011-06-28 13:00:00

NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ad Council, in partnership with the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced today that Merkley+Partners, the pro bono advertising agency that developed their Lead Poisoning Prevention public service advertising (PSA) campaign, was honored by the American Advertising Federation by winning the Silver ADDY for best public service...

2011-05-18 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All across America, there are homes that can actually harm those who live in them. From lead-based paint that can poison children, to cancer-causing radon, to cockroach and bedbug infestations. Next month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting a National Healthy Homes Conference in Denver that will explore the latest research and interventions from dozens of public health, housing, and environmental experts from more...

2011-05-17 12:31:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Biosciences, a global manufacturer of products designed to make diagnostic testing easier, more cost-effective, and less labor intensive, announced that its Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Joel De Jesus, will be a featured speaker at the Medicaid Health Plans of America Center for Best Practices First Annual Awards Forum, which takes place tomorrow in Washington, DC. Mr. De Jesus will report on three model...

2011-04-01 12:40:00

It is known that fasting increases lead absorption in adults and consequently regular meals and snacks are recommended for children to prevent lead poisoning. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health demonstrates that having a regular breakfast is associated with lower blood lead levels in children. Data from the China Jintan Child Cohort Study compared blood lead levels to social factors, eating patterns and intake of micronutrients. While there...

2011-02-28 22:33:46

Evidence leads to Food & Drug Administration investigation Recently, a research team from the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University discovered an alarming amount of lead contamination in ceramic cooking and eating utensils sold in Philadelphia's Chinatown. The team, led be Gerald O'Malley, D.O., director of Clinical Research; and Thomas Gilmore, M.D., resident, purchased and tested a sampling of Chinese ceramics. Using a...


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