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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.

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...

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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.

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.

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.

2009-06-19 11:10:30

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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.


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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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