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2009-08-31 00:45:50

Researchers in Austria say they found wide variations in how people absorb arsenic into their bodies. Study leader Kevin Francesconi of the University of Graz in Austria finds the ability to eliminate arsenic from the body ranging from study participants who eliminated 95 percent of the ingested arsenic to others who eliminated as little as 4 percent. The study, published in Chemical Research in Toxicology, points out standards in many parts of the world -- including areas of the United...

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2009-08-26 12:25:00

A new study shows that paint with dangerously high lead levels is still being sold for household use all over the world, putting hundreds of millions of young children at risk of permanent brain damage, Reuters reported. Throughout the years, paint manufacturers have dramatically lowered the lead levels allowed in paint, according to research published in the journal Environmental Research. The U.S. has banned the sale of new paint containing more than 600 parts per million (ppm) of lead...

2009-08-20 16:23:34

U.S. researchers found several children in Maine were exposed to lead dust in family vehicles and on child safety seats. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report released Thursday said the Maine Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program identified six new cases of elevated blood-lead levels among children younger than age 6 through mandated routine screening. These are the first known cases of lead poisoning caused by elevated lead dust...

2009-08-20 07:20:57

China faced another wave of lead poisoning among children Thursday, less than a month after 851 children were reported ill in another province. In the latest episode, nearly 100 children in Hunan province were found to have been affected by the toxic metal even as authorities in Shaanxi province sought to contain rising public anger over at least 851 children sickened by heavy lead discharges from a smelting plant that was shut down this week, the China Daily reported. In Hunan province, the...

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2009-08-04 11:55:00

Although lead content in paint has been restricted in the United States since 1978, University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health researchers say in major countries from three continents there is still widespread failure to acknowledge its danger and companies continue to sell consumer paints that contain dangerous levels of lead. In a new study, Scott Clark, PhD, and his team have found that approximately 73 percent of consumer paint brands tested from 12 countries...

2009-07-14 13:50:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst based here, today announced the release of its newest report, "Tin Markets for Photovoltaics," the latest from the firm's "Metals in PV" series examining opportunities for various metals in the photovoltaics industry. This report contains an analysis and market projections of tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) and tin oxide (in some cases doped with fluorine or antimony), and other related materials. Further details...

2009-07-08 09:00:00

BEIJING, July 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com (http://www.himfr.com/ ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, discusses the development of environmental protection paint (http://www.himfr.com/buy-environmental_protection_paint/ ). With rising concerns over health and environmental protection, market demand for environmental paint is on the increase. The so-called "green paint" refers to energy saving, low conservative...

2009-06-19 11:10:30

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of JGR Copa body boards due to excessive lead in the paint used on the undersides. About 900 of the 18 inch Kick Body Boards imported from China by JGR Copa LLC of Hollywood, Fla., include green logos with the words Big Lizard on the underside that violate federal lead paint standards, the commission said. The body boards were sold at various sports and beach-accessory outlets between January 2009 and May 2009 for about...

2009-06-18 15:25:44

Spanish scientists say they've confirmed the presence of zinc, copper and lead at high levels in the Huelva estuary's water and sediments in southwest Spain. The team of researchers from the University of Cadiz also studied how some of the heavy metals are transferred to fish and discovered zinc, cadmium and copper accumulate in the body tissues of sole and gilthead bream. We found positive correlations between the levels of some metals in the waters of the Huelva estuary and those in the...

2009-06-15 16:04:00

ATLANTA, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing evidence that even a very low level of blood lead is a significant health risk at any age, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is recommending a change in the case definition of elevated blood lead levels in adults. In a vote at the CSTE annual conference in Buffalo, NY, State Epidemiologists approved a proposal to consider blood levels of 10 ug/dl or more in adults as "elevated" -- the same standard as currently...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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