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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...

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2010-01-08 11:27:50

A new study, published Thursday in Analytical Chemistry, 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. According to French scientists, some 4,000 years ago ancient Egyptians used the make-up - made from lead and lead salts - to darken the eyes. The mixture sometimes took up to a month to create, Philippe Walter told AFP. Walter co-headed the research team...

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. producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products and a leading recycler of electric arc furnace ("EAF") dust, a listed hazardous waste, announced that on December 31, 2009 it closed on its acquisition of INMETCO, a leading recycler of metals-bearing wastes in North America. Based in Ellwood City, PA, INMETCO employs 108 people and...

2009-12-01 12:48:45

A study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to evaluate brain function revealed that adults who were exposed to lead as children incur permanent brain injury. The results were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "What we have found is that no region of the brain is spared from lead exposure," said the study's lead author, Kim Cecil, Ph.D., imaging scientist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and professor of...

2009-11-12 12:05:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Vinyl acetate World Market Outlook 2009 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0163707/Vinyl-acetate--World-Market-Outlook-2009.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The report analyzes worldwide markets for Vinyl acetate, including Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America. It provides the most complete and current analytical account...

2009-10-29 12:50:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Polyvinyl chloride World Market Outlook 2009 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0152084/Polyvinyl-chloride--World-Market-Outlook-2009.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The report analyzes worldwide markets for Polyvinyl chloride, including Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, Oceania. It provides the...

2009-10-21 16:02:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent toy recalls have brought attention to the issue of lead in toys. Unfortunately, significant quantities of lead can still be found in many ordinary products that parents buy for their children. Lead is very harmful to children. October 18-24, 2009 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and a great time to remind parents and caregivers to make sure that any products children use or play with including toys, children's jewelry,...

2009-10-20 14:23:28

Exposure to lead in early childhood significantly contributes to lower performances on end-of-grade (EOG) reading tests among minority and low-income children, according to researchers at Duke University and North Carolina Central University. "We found a clear dose-response pattern between lead exposure and test performance, with the effects becoming more pronounced as you move from children at the high end to the low end of the test-score curve," said lead investigator Marie Lynn Miranda,...

2009-10-16 10:29:00

Department of Health Provides Free Blood-lead Tests to Pregnant Women and Young Children HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today reminded Pennsylvania parents to test young children for lead exposure as part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 18-24. "Parents and caregivers need to ensure their children's continued health by getting them tested for lead poisoning," said Secretary of Health Everette James. "All ages can be...


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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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.