Latest Lead Stories

2009-06-01 12:58:10

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. agency asking it to add the metal items used to balance vehicle tires to the federal government's list of banned lead-based products, the San Francisco Chronicle said Monday. We found in our research that this was one of the last unregulated sources of lead into the...

2009-05-28 17:48:20

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...

2009-05-14 08:14:00

Dimensional graphics from a "green" perspective INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- IGH Solutions announced today the introduction of the world's first PVC-free lenticular gift card constructed from APET, a plastic usually used in the manufacturing of water and soft drink bottles. The new card construction provides exceptionally deep 3-D and lenticular effects yet utilizes no PVC in its construction. Several large retailers and card-issuers have committed to reducing or...

2009-04-28 08:23:00

BAAR, Switzerland, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Manas Petroleum Corporation (OTC: MNAP) announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, DWM Petroleum AG, has signed production contracts with the Petroleum Authority of Mongolia for blocks 13 and 14 at the Hotel Khan Palace Kempinsky in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on April 21, 2009. The production contracts were signed by Dashzeveg Amarsaikhan, the Chairman of the Petroleum Authority of Mongolia, and by Alex Becker on behalf of DWM Petroleum...

2009-04-16 13:54:04

Despite reductions in rates of elevated blood lead levels in U.S. adults, overexposure to lead continues among workers, health officials said. Research by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said there is a need to strengthen lead prevention efforts by industry, government, and labor, the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention's Weekly Report said. The trend underscores concern from recent research about the toxicity of lead even at low doses, the report said....

2009-04-09 14:15:03

New research indicates that older women with high levels of lead in their blood are likely to die sooner from heart disease than those with lower lead levels, Reuters reported. The 12-year study followed 533 women aged 65 to 87 years old and showed that those women with lead concentrations above 8 micrograms per deciliter of blood were 59 percent more likely to die of any cause. They were also three times more likely to die of heart disease than women with lower blood lead levels, the study...

2009-04-07 07:00:00

Neofit(TM) Pipe Makes A Timely Leap Into North America's Struggle For Lead-Free Drinking Water SAN DIEGO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nu Flow(R) Companies today announced the launch of a new structural water service pipe called "Neofit(TM)," a small-diameter relining system that stops lead leaching in drinking water and which Nu Flow believes will revolutionize pipe restoration. Recent media attention focusing on lead leaching into drinking water from service piping makes Neofit a timely...

2009-04-06 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ATX, OTCBB: AGXM) is pleased to announce additional results from the 2008 drill program at its polymetallic Pinguino property in Santa Cruz, Argentina. The latest findings include assays from 13 new drill holes testing four separate mineralized zones, including a 2.5-meter (8.2-foot) intersection that contains 5.32 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, 29 g/t silver and 1.5% combined lead-zinc. A deeper hole drilled in the...

2009-04-03 13:54:00

Vibration and Mechanical Shock Issues Will be Addressed in the Study COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- DfR Solutions today announced it has been chosen by the United States Navy to perform a study on the reliability of Pb-free solder when exposed to vibration and mechanical shock. The Navy chose DfR Solutions because of the firm's proven reputation as an industry leader in Pb-free solder research. The pressure to move to Pb-free has intensified within the supply chain....

2009-03-17 06:00:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Biosciences, an emerging leader in systems for clinical-diagnostics, will receive the Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Product Innovation Award for LeadCare II, a rapid, point-of-care test that enables children and adults to be screened for lead poisoning faster, easier, and more conveniently. Magellan's President of Clinical Diagnostics, James Whelan, will accept the award tomorrow night at the 2009 Excellence in Medical...

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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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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