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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- While confusion remains about the EPA's Lead Paint Renovator regulation (also known as the RRP), one thing is certain, the extended deadline for all contractors to be certified is set to close in December.
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.
CHELMSFORD, Mass. and ZAMFARA STATE, Nigeria, Sept.
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.
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing a unique shopping experience to Orange County consumers, Industrial Metal Supply Co.
Cell phone charm from Claire's caused greatest concern YONKERS, N.Y., Sept.
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.
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.
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 US children.
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.
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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