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2014-08-01 03:00:22

Julia Glum, University of Florida Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss. A study led by University of Florida geology researcher George D. Kamenov showed that trace amounts of lead in modern and historical human teeth can give clues about where they came from. The paper will be published in the August issue of Science of The Total Environment. The discovery could help police solve cold cases, Kamenov said. For instance, if an unidentified...

2014-07-01 11:07:45

NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Emotional and behavioral problems show up even with low exposure to lead, and as blood lead levels increase in children, so do the problems, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The results were published online June 30 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. "This research focused on lower blood lead levels than most other studies and...

2014-07-01 10:14:37

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Elevated blood lead levels appear to be associated with teacher-reported behavioral problems in a study of preschool children in China. Author: Jianghong Liu, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues. Background: Lead toxicity can lower a child's IQ. Blood lead concentrations greater than 10 μg/dL also have been linked to behavior problems in children. Still, the effect of lead on children's behavior is less understood than its...

2014-06-11 10:17:30

University of Michigan Childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents an estimated $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program to eliminate the source of most lead poisoning would pay for itself in three years, according to a new report. "Economic Impacts of Lead Exposure and Remediation in Michigan," compares the cost of four well-documented impacts of lead exposure­--increased health care, increased crime, increase in special education, and decline in lifetime...

2014-05-19 12:23:52

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of St. Petersburg, Florida have lost control over the management of hazardous waste from shooting ranges. Their main water transmission line, which is 90 years old, runs through a gun range that's contaminated with lead. Regulators say that 60 years of target practice at The Skyway Gun Club contaminated the soil, groundwater, and surface water at Sawgrass Lake with about 10,000 tons of spent lead shot. In 2000,...

2014-05-01 12:25:14

NICO deposit contains 12% of global bismuth reserves Issued Capital: 150,526,976 LONDON, ON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQX: FTMDF) ("Fortune" or the "Company") (www.fortuneminerals.com) reports that the U.S. government's recently implemented Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act and similar global initiatives, such as the European Union's REACH Regulation and Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, are contributing to increased demand...

2014-04-18 04:21:00

COMPANIES MUST PAY TO REMOVE LEAD AFFECTING CHILDREN FROM HOMES IN 10 CALIF CITIES AND COUNTIES; ALEXANDER SAYS, "Verdict will prevent lead poisoning of children from paint in their homes. This decision establishes important legal precedent, holds companies accountable." SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Alexander, San Francisco victims' rights attorney, co-lead counsel of a case that has won a $1.15 billion verdict against the world's largest paint...

2014-04-04 12:27:54

COMPANIES MUST PAY TO REMOVE LEAD AFFECTING CHILDREN FROM HOMES IN 10 CALIF CITIES AND COUNTIES; ALEXANDER SAYS, "Verdict will prevent lead poisoning of children from paint in their homes. This decision establishes important legal precedent, holds companies accountable." SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Alexander, San Francisco victims' rights attorney, announced that a state Judge in Santa Clara County, California, has issued a final amended judgment,...

2014-04-01 15:10:25

Raimon Guitart, lecturer in Toxicology at the UAB, and Vernon Thomas, emeritus professor of the University of Guelph, analyzed in detail the environmental effects of using lead ammunition in shooting sports, in an article published in the AMBIO journal. Although the number of Olympic athletes specializing in these sports is reduced, and the ammunition is recovered and recycled after the competitions, there are many amateurs who practice this sport around the world, making it almost impossible...

2014-03-22 23:00:56

Request A Test is offering a new Lead Profile Testing for more comprehensive lead testing. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) March 22, 2014 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, had added the Standard Lead Profile Test to their test menu. This test measures lead blood levels as well as providing additional measurements for Free Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin (FEB) and Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP) which can aid in the diagnosis of chronic lead exposure and lead...


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2005-05-26 09:40:46

Lead is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Pb (L. Plumbum) and atomic number 82. A soft, heavy, toxic and malleable poor metal, lead is bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes to dull gray when exposed to air. Lead is used in building construction, lead-acid batteries, bullets and shot, and is part of solder, pewter, and fusible alloys. Lead has the highest atomic number of all stable elements. (But see the article on Bismuth, which has a half life so long it can...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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