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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...

2008-08-04 09:00:12

By Deb Kelly, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. Aug. 4--Families in the Wabash Valley who suspect or who know their child has lead poisoning have several resources to turn to. The first point of contact should be the local county health department in the county where the family lives. County health departments have different levels of involvement in managing cases for children with high levels of lead in their blood. Indiana law requires local health officers to ensure that all...

2008-07-29 15:01:15

Maybe it's because he's a dedicated father of two daughters; or maybe it's because as an integrative physician who specializes in treating cancer, he has seen the ravaging toll that toxic metals have taken on the health of his patients. Whatever his inspiration, Isaac Eliaz, M.D. L.Ac., M.S., founder of Amitabha Medical Clinic in the SF Bay Area, is on a mission to get rid of a major health hazard for children - the effects of toxic heavy metals like lead and mercury that can impact all...

2008-07-21 12:01:26

EcoNugenics announces the results of a collaborative study with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) that reveals the effectiveness and safety of modified citrus pectin (MCP; PectaSol) in dramatically lowering lead toxicity in children who were suffering from severe lead poisoning. The study was conducted with kids between the ages of five and twelve years old at the Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine,...

2008-07-17 09:00:36

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 17--NEW HAVEN -- City officials Wednesday were critical of The Community Builders for failing to put its tenants on notice its apartments may contain lead paint, and they told residents to contact the city should they have concerns. "We are not happy about this," said city Health Director William Quinn, of allegations against TCB. "Our highest priority is reducing the number of children with lead poisoning," said Quinn, and one of the...

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2008-07-14 09:05:00

Millions of pounds of lead used in hunting, fishing and shooting sports wind up in the environment each year and can threaten or kill wildlife, according to a new scientific report. Lead is a metal with no known beneficial role in biological systems, and its use in gasoline, paint, pesticides, and solder in food cans has nearly been eliminated. Although lead shot was banned for waterfowl hunting in 1991, its use in ammunition for upland hunting, shooting sports, and in fishing tackle remains...

2008-07-10 00:00:28

By Carla K. Johnson CHICAGO - Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. The treatment removes heavy metals from the body and is based on the fringe theory that mercury in vaccines triggers autism - a theory never proved and rejected by mainstream science. Mercury hasn't been in childhood vaccines since 2001, except for certain flu shots....

2008-07-09 21:00:32

By Carla K Johnson CHICAGO - Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. The treatment removes heavy metals from the body and is based on the fringe theory that mercury in vaccines triggers autism - a theory never proved and rejected by mainstream science. Mercury hasn't been in childhood vaccines since 2001. But many parents of autistic...

2008-07-09 09:00:04

By CARLA K JOHNSON By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press CHICAGO Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move that some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. The treatment removes heavy metals from the body and is based on the fringe theory that mercury in vaccines triggers autism - a theory never proved and one rejected by mainstream science. Mercury hasn't been in...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Peter B Lord; Magaly Angeloni The first person attorney Jack McConnell called last Tuesday with news of the Rhode Island Supreme Court's big decision on the state's landmark lead paint case was Liz Colon. She was having a meeting in her office, and what McConnell said left her speechless. "He said, 'we lost.' "And I lost my breath for a second. I was shocked. I said, 'Are you serious?' " Colon recalls. "I was at a loss for words, and I don't think I'm ever at a loss for words."...


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