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Latest Lead poisoning Stories

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.

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.

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 US children.

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.

2010-04-20 07:30:00

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a national online survey released today by the Ad Council, only a third of parents in the United States are very concerned that lead poses a health risk to their children.

2010-03-08 19:02:00

Lead may originate from a St. Petersburg gun club, the site of a $23 million lead cleanup ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tests have revealed elevated lead levels at five locations on Weedon Island, a nature preserve located on Tampa Bay near St.

2010-03-02 10:00:00

As health departments across the United States seek a better way to determine which children should be tested for lead poisoning, a method created by Michigan State University scientists has proven to be more accurate and cost-effective than current strategies.

2009-11-30 21:49:23

New discoveries have been made about how an elevated level of lead, which is a neurotoxic heavy metal, can slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease – findings that could point the way to a new type of therapy.

2009-10-21 16:02:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent toy recalls have brought attention to the issue of lead in toys. Unfortunately, significant quantities of lead can still be found in many ordinary products that parents buy for their children. Lead is very harmful to children.


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