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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...

2010-11-11 22:25:18

A new research study co-spearheaded by Virginia Tech researchers highlights problems with some brass products in plumbing systems that can leach high levels of lead into drinking water, even in brand new buildings "“ and suggests that such problems may often go undetected. Lead is heavy metal that can harm the nervous system and brain development, and is especially dangerous for pregnant women, infants and children. The study, published in the November 2010 issue of the Journal of the...

2010-11-09 12:10:00

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from the city of New York that lead may be present in the pipes of older buildings provides more reason for residents to consider using "final barrier" technology in their homes, according to the Water Quality Association. According to a report in ConsumerAffairs.com, the city is telling residents that older buildings in New York have lead pipes, or pipes with lead fixtures, which can impact the tap water of private homes by...

2010-11-09 06:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Ritar Power Corp. (Nasdaq: CRTP) ('China Ritar' or the 'Company'), a leading Chinese manufacturer of lead acid batteries, today announced that it will conduct a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 15, 2010 to discuss the third quarter fiscal 2010 results. Joining Mr. Jiada Hu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Ritar, will be Mr. Aijun Liu, Chief Financial Officer of China Ritar, and Jigang...

2010-11-03 00:44:19

Researchers for the first time have shown that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults "“ a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia. The research findings are available online in Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, the peer-reviewed journal of the Nitric Oxide Society and will be available in print soon. (Read the abstract.) "There have been several very high-profile studies showing that drinking beet juice can...

2010-11-01 22:14:50

Rhode Islanders under six years of age who lived in the state's lowest income areas or in neighborhoods with lots of pre-1950 housing faced a threat of lead poisoning several times higher than average, according to a new study of data from 1993 through 2005. Mapping cases of lead poisoning is helping to focus cleanup efforts on areas where the problem is worst. The rate at which lead poisoning has struck young Rhode Island children depends heavily on where they live, according to a Brown...

2010-11-01 17:20:11

One common mitigation approach is to build a raised bed and fill it with freshly composted, low-lead soil from elsewhere, right? Maybe not, according to researchers studying the mysterious case of the lead contamination found within raised beds in community gardens in the Boston communities of Roxbury and Dorchester. "Raised beds are surrounded by a sea of contaminated soil," said Daniel Brabander of Wellesley College. Brabander, his students and colleagues have been studying the lead in 144...

2010-10-26 11:18:00

Paint, Jewelry, Candy, Medicines Responsible for Children's Lead Poisoning SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Poison Control System (http://www.calpoison.org) is observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and warns consumers that lead can be found in a variety of products available to children. "Lead poisoning is an important cause of learning disabilities, anemia, as well as growth problems, and children exposed to lead may have attention and aggression...


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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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