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2010-09-30 10:39:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Strict new rules from the EPA for lead-safe remodeling, enforced with steep fines for non-compliance, are about to significantly change the way remodeling contractors work. While contractors will be required to pass a certification course before proceeding with work on houses that contain lead paint, the new law is equally significant to homeowners. Fine Homebuilding magazine has created an easy-to-use Web site for contractors and the public, set...

2010-09-28 07:00:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass. and ZAMFARA STATE, Nigeria, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the international response to the lead-poisoning crisis linked to small-scale gold-mining activities in this northwestern region of Nigeria, a medical crisis team is deploying Magellan's three-minute LeadCare II blood-lead test in the triage, assessment, and clinical follow-up of thousands of villagers who have been exposed to extremely high levels of lead in the soil and water. Of 113 children initially...

2010-09-27 17:39:54

Not since victory gardens helped World War II era Americans on the home front survive food shortages have urban gardens been as necessary and popular as they are today. With more food production in cities, the safety of the produce grown there becomes increasingly important. As city dwellers across the country are harvesting fruits and vegetables for family consumption and planning ahead for the next planting season, geochemist Gabriel Filippelli, Ph.D., professor of earth sciences at the...

2010-09-08 12:35:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing a unique shopping experience to Orange County consumers, Industrial Metal Supply Co. (www.industrialmetalsupply.com) -- a full-line metals service center -- is launching a new walk-in center in Irvine, with an interior design and operational flow created specifically to accommodate small-purchase customers and to make the buying process a pleasant experience. This flagship store represents IMS's commitment to "metal made easy," encompassing...

2010-09-07 05:00:00

Cell phone charm from Claire's caused greatest concern YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports' latest tests of 30 children's and household products found three items containing worrisome levels of heavy metals: A metal and rhinestone hair barrette with a high level of total cadmium, a cell-phone charm with lead levels so high it would be illegal if it were considered a children's product, and samples of a popular children's vinyl raincoat that were purchased in...

2010-08-13 07:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 13 /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, August 16, 2010 to discuss the second 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...

2010-07-22 16:24:00

Groups Warn that Toys R Us' Broken Promises May Be Toxic for Kids NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Teamsters Union, the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, Clean New York, WEACT for Environmental Justice, concerned parents, students and consumer activists protested toxic PVC plastic used in toys at the Toys R Us flagship store in Times Square. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-06-30 13:26:30

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that children living near the Kiteezi landfill in Kampala, Uganda, have blood lead levels nearly 20 times as high as the typical lead level found in U.S. children. The data are published in the current issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. Led by Leonardo Trasande, MD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics and Co-Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine,...

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2010-06-16 07:40:00

Leaded gasoline was responsible for about two-thirds of toxic lead that African-American children in Cleveland ingested or inhaled during the latter two-thirds of the 20th century, according to a new study in Science of the Total Environment. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University say what they've shown in Cleveland probably applies to many cities across the U.S. and reinforces concerns about the health threat for children in countries still using leaded gasoline. However, they...

2010-06-08 04:20:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, put a garden-fresh coat of color on your house while reducing your impact on the environment. YOLO Colorhouse, the Portland-based company specializing in zero-VOC paint finishes, features a Green Seal® certified, "Outside" line of 100 percent acrylic exterior paint, in a palette of unique colors inspired by landscapes and nature. Formulated to be durable and weather resistant, "Outside" has been shown to outperform...


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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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