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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fifty-seven laboratories from 29 countries volunteered to put their measuring competence to the test.
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.
MUNCY, Pa., Nov.
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...
- Large; stout; burly.
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