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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

2010-01-20 10:33:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 11, 2010, U.S.

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.

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2010-01-08 11:27:50

A new study states that the eye make-up worn by Cleopatra and other ancient Egyptians apparently had a dual purpose, shielding the wearer from the "evil eye" and protecting them from eye disease.

2010-01-04 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Horsehead Holding Corp. ("Horsehead") (Nasdaq: ZINC), the parent company of Horsehead Corporation, a leading U.S.


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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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dittany
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The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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