Latest Lead Stories

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.

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.

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.

2009-10-13 14:27:00

EUCLID, Ohio, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- H.C. Starck's Glass Melting Electrodes top the list of Molybdenum products being displayed at the 70(th) Glass Problems Conference at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on October 13-14. Innovation and research are keys to H.C.

2009-09-09 15:20:16

Growing evidence shows that exposure to lead in the environment is associated with cardiovascular disease, including increased risk of hypertension.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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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