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2010-12-20 08:36:00

ALBANY, N.Y. and CHELMSFORD, Mass., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A pediatrician, nurses, and staff from Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services will be on-site at Berlin Elementary School on Monday, December 20th to screen students for elevated blood-lead levels at no charge to the student's family. Magellan Biosciences has donated test kits and loaned the health center four portable LeadCare II analyzers, which provide three-minute blood-lead results from a finger-stick sample. The Berlin...

2010-11-01 22:14:50

Rhode Islanders under six years of age who lived in the state's lowest income areas or in neighborhoods with lots of pre-1950 housing faced a threat of lead poisoning several times higher than average, according to a new study of data from 1993 through 2005. Mapping cases of lead poisoning is helping to focus cleanup efforts on areas where the problem is worst. The rate at which lead poisoning has struck young Rhode Island children depends heavily on where they live, according to a Brown...

2010-10-26 11:18:00

Paint, Jewelry, Candy, Medicines Responsible for Children's Lead Poisoning SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Poison Control System (http://www.calpoison.org) is observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and warns consumers that lead can be found in a variety of products available to children. "Lead poisoning is an important cause of learning disabilities, anemia, as well as growth problems, and children exposed to lead may have attention and aggression...

2010-10-22 22:58:53

Succimer, a drug used for treating lead poisoning, does not effectively remove mercury from the body, according to research supported by the National Institutes of Health. Some families have turned to succimer as an alternative therapy for treating autism. "Succimer is effective for treating children with lead poisoning, but it does not work very well for mercury," said Walter Rogan, M.D., head of the Pediatric Epidemiology Group at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences...

2010-10-22 12:24:00

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct. 24-30 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than 2,700 children having elevated blood lead levels in 2009, the Department of Health today reminds parents to test young children for lead exposure, especially during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 24-30. "If elevated blood lead levels are not detected early, children can develop behavior and learning problems including hyperactivity, slowed growth and...

2010-10-14 12:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned eight companies that their over-the-counter (OTC) chelation products are unapproved drugs and devices and that it is a violation of federal law to make unproven claims about these products. There are no FDA-approved OTC chelation products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The companies that...

2010-09-30 10:39:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Strict new rules from the EPA for lead-safe remodeling, enforced with steep fines for non-compliance, are about to significantly change the way remodeling contractors work. While contractors will be required to pass a certification course before proceeding with work on houses that contain lead paint, the new law is equally significant to homeowners. Fine Homebuilding magazine has created an easy-to-use Web site for contractors and the public, set...

2010-09-28 07:00:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass. and ZAMFARA STATE, Nigeria, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the international response to the lead-poisoning crisis linked to small-scale gold-mining activities in this northwestern region of Nigeria, a medical crisis team is deploying Magellan's three-minute LeadCare II blood-lead test in the triage, assessment, and clinical follow-up of thousands of villagers who have been exposed to extremely high levels of lead in the soil and water. Of 113 children initially...

2010-06-30 13:26:30

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that children living near the Kiteezi landfill in Kampala, Uganda, have blood lead levels nearly 20 times as high as the typical lead level found in U.S. children. The data are published in the current issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. Led by Leonardo Trasande, MD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics and Co-Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine,...

2010-05-01 16:17:00

Products may contain high levels of lead SILVER SPRING, Md., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase nor consume Vita Breath, a dietary supplement manufactured by American Herbal Lab Inc. of Rosemead, Calif., and marketed at health fairs and on the Internet, because the product may contain hazardous levels of lead. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) The FDA was notified by the New York City...


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