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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...

2010-06-01 09:10:58

Eating the meat of animals hunted using lead ammunition can be more dangerous for health than was previously thought, especially for children and people who consume large quantities. This is reflected in a study carried out by British and Spanish researchers that has been published by the journal PLos ONE. A team of scientists from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), along with researchers from other British institutions and from the Spanish Research Institute on Cynegetic Resources...

2010-04-21 08:15:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Castino Painting and Home Services, the leading home service company on the North Shore, received certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities. The new EPA mandated Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program that will be going into effect on April 22, 2010, aims to protect against lead-based paint hazards associated with...

2010-04-21 07:20:00

OXFORD, Conn., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Eemax, Inc. (http://www.eemax.com), the market leader in commercial and residential electric tankless water heaters, is proud to announce the achievement of obtaining Lead-Free Certification for their products. This is to comply with both California and Vermont's lead-free laws that went into effect on January 1, 2010. Technological advances are helping reduce the amount of lead in plumbing and many states have begun to set their own lower lead...

2010-04-20 07:30:00

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a national online survey released today by the Ad Council, only a third of parents in the United States are very concerned that lead poses a health risk to their children. However, lead poisoning affects more than one million children in the United States. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from damage to the brain and nervous system, behavior and learning problems (such as hyperactivity),...

2010-04-12 12:38:16

The world's largest antimony mine has become the world's largest laboratory for studying the environmental consequences of escaped antimony -- an element whose environmental and biological properties are still largely a mystery. "Antimony is an emergent contaminant," said IU Bloomington Ph.D. student Faye Liu, the paper's lead author. "People have not paid enough attention to it." Used in small quantities, antimony has a wide variety of applications -- from hardening the lead in bullets and...

2010-03-08 19:02:00

Lead may originate from a St. Petersburg gun club, the site of a $23 million lead cleanup ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tests have revealed elevated lead levels at five locations on Weedon Island, a nature preserve located on Tampa Bay near St. Petersburg, said the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County. How did a nature preserve on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places become polluted with lead? It all starts with a gun club....

2010-03-02 10:00:00

As health departments across the United States seek a better way to determine which children should be tested for lead poisoning, a method created by Michigan State University scientists has proven to be more accurate and cost-effective than current strategies. In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended an end to universal testing for children on Medicaid as long as state and local health departments are pursuing other methods of assessing the risk of elevated blood...

2010-01-20 10:33:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 11, 2010, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum issued a statement at the APEC Toy Safety Initiative Dialogue in Hong Kong, China, warning manufacturers against the use of cadmium, antimony and barium in lieu of lead in children's products. Tenenbaum followed this statement with a written warning to parents on January 13, 2010, advising that they "not allow young children to be given or play with cheap metal...

2010-01-11 20:59:31

Small amounts of lead in the bodies of healthy children and teens "” amounts well below the levels defined as "concerning" by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) "” may worsen kidney function, according to a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study published in the Jan. 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. In 1991, the CDC reduced the lead level "of concern" for children from 30 micrograms to 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood, but the Johns Hopkins...

Latest Lead Reference Libraries

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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