Latest Lead poisoning Stories
A new study shows that paint with dangerously high lead levels is still being sold for household use all over the world, putting hundreds of millions of young children at risk of permanent brain damage.
U.S. researchers found several children in Maine were exposed to lead dust in family vehicles and on child safety seats.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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