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2009-01-12 22:39:11

A buildup of lead from earlier exposure may be enough to result in greater cognitive problems after age 55, U.S. researchers found. Researchers at the Graduate School of Public Health and the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh followed up on the 1982 Lead Occupational Study, which assessed the cognitive abilities of 288 lead-exposed and 181 non-exposed male workers in eastern Pennsylvania. All the workers were given the Pittsburgh Occupational Exposures Test battery, which...

2009-01-12 11:56:54

Cumulative, not current, lead is linked to subtle deficits in workers tested at age 55 and olderBoth the developing brain and the aging brain can suffer from lead exposure. For older people, a buildup of lead from earlier exposure may be enough to result in greater cognitive problems after age 55, according to a follow-up study of adults exposed to lead at work.A full report appears in the January issue of Neuropsychology, which is published by the American Psychological Association.From the...

2008-12-04 12:04:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry -- issued the following statement in response to study results from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture claiming 5.3 percent of whole cut venison donations, processed for a Minnesota food donation program, contained "very small amounts" of lead fragments: The question of whether traditional ammunition...

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2008-11-06 12:20:00

Pregnant women and young children in North Dakota are being advised to avoid eating meat from wild game killed with lead bullets, health officials said. A study released Wednesday examined the lead levels in the blood of more than 700 state residents and found that those who ate wild game killed with lead bullets appeared to have higher lead levels than those who ate little or no wild game. Although the elevated lead levels were not considered dangerous, pregnant women and children younger...

2008-10-03 21:00:11

By Matthew Spina The top lawyer for Erie County Executive Chris Collins wants county agencies to start destroying older records, including the inspection reports that still help families sue landlords when children are poisoned by lead-based paint. County Attorney Cheryl A. Green also told the Legislature on Thursday she will not abide by its measure to protect inspection reports more than seven years old by designating them "historic" documents. She said the Legislature is treading on...

2008-09-28 12:00:13

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press The largest alternative medicine study the government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being adequately protected. More than 1,500 heart attack survivors are involved in the research, which tests a controversial treatment called chelation. It is mainly used to treat lead poisoning. More than two people have died,...

2008-09-26 21:00:10

By Marilynn Marchione The largest alternative-medicine study the government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being protected. More than 1,500 heart attack survivors are involved in the research, which tests a controversial treatment called chelation. It is mainly used to treat lead poisoning. More than two people have died, although the Miami doctor leading the study said the deaths...

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2008-09-26 17:00:00

Government officials have stopped enrolling people in the largest alternative medicine study ever attempted as they investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being adequately protected.Over 1,500 heart attack survivors are involved in the research, which tests a controversial treatment called chelation"”mainly used to treat lead poisoning.Dr. Gervasio Lamas of the University of Miami, who is leading the study, said more than two people have died, although...

2008-09-25 12:00:25

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 recently approved the Michigan Department of Community Health's Lead-based Paint Pre-renovation Education Program. The new state program requires construction contractors, property managers and others who perform renovations for compensation to distribute the lead pamphlet "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home" to owners and occupants before starting renovation work. The rule applies only to...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

EcoNugenics announced today that PectaSol, a natural supplement containing modified citrus pectin (MCP) made from citrus peel, provides a safe, natural antidote for lead toxicity in children. The study reported that MCP (PectaSol, EcoNugenics, www.econugenics.com) significantly decreased lead levels in children (ages 5 to 12) who suffered from severe lead poisoning. The clinical research was conducted at Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Republic of China. This...


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