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2011-03-04 00:00:30

Steel building engineers designs new reinforced snow gutter system made of strengthened materials with enhanced attachment methods to support heavy snow loads Delray Beach, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 MBMI Metal Buildings, supplier of pre-engineered metal buildings and accessories, is proud to announce its new snow gutter system. MBMI snow gutters are manufactured in 26-gauge steel and attached to a galvalume metal base. The snow gutter systems are available in over 20 colors and come...

2011-02-28 22:33:46

Evidence leads to Food & Drug Administration investigation Recently, a research team from the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University discovered an alarming amount of lead contamination in ceramic cooking and eating utensils sold in Philadelphia's Chinatown. The team, led be Gerald O'Malley, D.O., director of Clinical Research; and Thomas Gilmore, M.D., resident, purchased and tested a sampling of Chinese ceramics. Using a...

2011-02-10 14:57:37

Effects on IQ appear to be similar to lead exposure When the EPA phased out the widespread residential use of chlorpyrifos and other organophosphorus (OP) insecticides in 2000-2001 because of risks to child neurodevelopment, these compounds were largely replaced with pyrethroid insecticides. But the safety of these replacement insecticides remained unclear, as they had never been evaluated for long-term neurotoxic effects after low-level exposure. In the first study to examine the effects of...

2011-01-17 10:38:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valspar wants America to discover the transformative power of color, and to help consumers take the first step, the company today announced The Power in Color Giveaway: 100,000 Valspar paint samples will be offered for free via Valspar's Facebook page to inspire people to bring color into their lives in 2011. The 8-ounce samples will be accompanied by "Paint Project Starter Kits" that include a roller, a paint pan and coordinating paint chips --...

2010-12-20 08:36:00

ALBANY, N.Y. and CHELMSFORD, Mass., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A pediatrician, nurses, and staff from Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services will be on-site at Berlin Elementary School on Monday, December 20th to screen students for elevated blood-lead levels at no charge to the student's family. Magellan Biosciences has donated test kits and loaned the health center four portable LeadCare II analyzers, which provide three-minute blood-lead results from a finger-stick sample. The Berlin...

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2010-12-02 09:35:00

The problem of toxic lead in used consumer products is extremely widespread and present at levels that are far beyond safe limits, researchers conclude in a new study. Research reported recently by the Associated Press found that lead and cadmium were present in cartoon character drinking glasses. Now a new study has found that many other items available for purchase throughout the United States "“ such as toys, home d©cor items, salvage, kitchen utensils and jewelry "“...

2010-11-30 15:28:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Costco Wholesale announced today its plans to voluntarily replace all remaining lead wheel weights with Perfect Equipment non-lead alternatives in all stores throughout New York and Vermont. In 2008, Costco began adopting a non-lead program on a regional basis in an effort to reduce the amount of lead released into the environment. As a result the Costco Wholesale stores in California, Washington, and Oregon are 100% lead free. Currently,...

2010-11-24 10:13:25

Fifty-seven laboratories from 29 countries volunteered to put their measuring competence to the test. Each laboratory received a sample without knowing the levels of heavy metals present, and was asked to measure and report the values back to the JRC. The good results should enhance consumers' confidence, as maximum levels of lead, cadmium and total mercury in seafood are regulated by EU law and it has been proven that most participants are able to correctly measure them. In addition, this...

2010-11-18 09:15:00

National Commission of Inquiry Supports Recommendations in Toxic Toys R Us Report, Health, Environmental, Consumer& Labor Groups Demand Action by Toymakers, Retailers & Congress WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Nov. 18, health, environmental, consumer and labor groups released the findings of the 2010 Toxic Toys R Us Report to the National Commission of Inquiry into Toxic Toys, chaired by Peter Orris, MD. (Logo:...

2010-11-17 05:00:00

MUNCY, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Construction Specialties (C/S), the leading manufacturer of high-performing architectural products, announced that its C/S Acrovyn® 4000 line of interior wall protection products received GOLD Cradle to Cradle® Certification, ensuring customers that material choices and production processes have been reviewed for their impact on human and environmental health, and PBTs and PVC have been completely...


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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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