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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.

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.

2010-11-09 12:10:00

LISLE, Ill., Nov.

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.

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.

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.

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?

2010-10-26 11:18:00

Paint, Jewelry, Candy, Medicines Responsible for Children's Lead Poisoning SAN FRANCISCO, Oct.

2010-10-22 12:24:00

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct. 24-30 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct.


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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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