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2009-08-20 16:23:34

U.S. researchers found several children in Maine were exposed to lead dust in family vehicles and on child safety seats. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report released Thursday said the Maine Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program identified six new cases of elevated blood-lead levels among children younger than age 6 through mandated routine screening. These are the first known cases of lead poisoning caused by elevated lead dust...

2009-08-20 07:20:57

China faced another wave of lead poisoning among children Thursday, less than a month after 851 children were reported ill in another province. In the latest episode, nearly 100 children in Hunan province were found to have been affected by the toxic metal even as authorities in Shaanxi province sought to contain rising public anger over at least 851 children sickened by heavy lead discharges from a smelting plant that was shut down this week, the China Daily reported. In Hunan province, the...

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2009-08-04 11:55:00

Although lead content in paint has been restricted in the United States since 1978, University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health researchers say in major countries from three continents there is still widespread failure to acknowledge its danger and companies continue to sell consumer paints that contain dangerous levels of lead. In a new study, Scott Clark, PhD, and his team have found that approximately 73 percent of consumer paint brands tested from 12 countries...

2009-06-15 16:04:00

ATLANTA, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing evidence that even a very low level of blood lead is a significant health risk at any age, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is recommending a change in the case definition of elevated blood lead levels in adults. In a vote at the CSTE annual conference in Buffalo, NY, State Epidemiologists approved a proposal to consider blood levels of 10 ug/dl or more in adults as "elevated" -- the same standard as currently...

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2009-06-10 15:36:48

Government investigators are again turning to heart attack survivors, enrolling them in a controversial new study of an alternative treatment of high dose vitamin supplements and chelation, a lead poisoning treatment that has not been proven safe or effective for heart disease. The $30 million experiment is one of the largest alternative medicine studies ever conducted, with 1,500 participants enrolled to date. But enrollment was suspended last August, when the federal Office of Human...

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2009-04-09 14:15:03

New research indicates that older women with high levels of lead in their blood are likely to die sooner from heart disease than those with lower lead levels, Reuters reported. The 12-year study followed 533 women aged 65 to 87 years old and showed that those women with lead concentrations above 8 micrograms per deciliter of blood were 59 percent more likely to die of any cause. They were also three times more likely to die of heart disease than women with lower blood lead levels, the study...

2009-04-02 22:52:31

Lead concentrations in blood are associated with an increased risk of death from coronary heart diseases, researchers said after a study of 533 U.S. women. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health, showed that those with blood lead concentrations above 8ÃŽ¼g/dL were three times more likely than others to die of coronary heart disease. Naila Khalil worked with a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Maryland to study the...

2009-03-17 06:00:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Biosciences, an emerging leader in systems for clinical-diagnostics, will receive the Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Product Innovation Award for LeadCare II, a rapid, point-of-care test that enables children and adults to be screened for lead poisoning faster, easier, and more conveniently. Magellan's President of Clinical Diagnostics, James Whelan, will accept the award tomorrow night at the 2009 Excellence in Medical...

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2009-03-02 14:19:28

New government research shows that far fewer kids have high lead levels than 20 years ago, a testament to aggressive efforts to get lead out of paint, water and soil, the Associated Press reported. The latest data from federal researchers found that just 1.4 percent of young children had elevated lead levels in their blood in 2004, compared with almost 9 percent in 1988. The study was based on 5,000 children, ages 1 to 5, who were part of a periodic government health survey. Mary Jean Brown...

2009-02-17 09:19:00

D.C. UTILITY FACES $200 MILLION LEAD CONTAMINATION SUIT Father of Twins Seeks Medical Monitoring and Care, Fund for Medical Expenses And Educational Services for Poisoned Sons & Other Affected District Children WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The father of eight year-old twin boys, who were poisoned as infants when WASA provided their homes with lead-contaminated tap water which their father then used to make their formula, today has filed a class action lawsuit in the Superior...


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