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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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
The waste obtained from olive during the oil extraction process can be used to eliminate heavy metals from sewage or waste waters of productive activities.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should outlaw the use of lead tire weights to prevent potential problems with children and wildlife, groups say. A dozen environmental groups and scientists have sent a petition to the U.S.
Private well water in the United States should be tested annually -- and in some cases more often than that -- the American Academy of Pediatrics advises. Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, took a lead role in working with the AAP to develop the recommendations on what parents should do if their children drink well water. The policy statement and technical report, scheduled to be published in the June issue of...
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...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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