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2009-04-16 13:54:04

Despite reductions in rates of elevated blood lead levels in U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2009-03-06 22:06:22

Earthenware pots containing lead were found in the Iron Age layer of Iran's Kelardasht Mound, researchers said. Mehdi Mousavi, head of the research team, said a metal ring found in the earthenware was nearly 95 percent lead, Iran's Fars news agency reported Thursday. Finding lead in the Iron Age layer is one of those rare discoveries.

2009-03-02 14:19:28

New government research shows that far fewer kids have high lead levels than 20 years ago, a testament to aggressive efforts to get lead out of paint, water and soil.

2009-02-17 09:19:00

D.C. UTILITY FACES $200 MILLION LEAD CONTAMINATION SUIT Father of Twins Seeks Medical Monitoring and Care, Fund for Medical Expenses And Educational Services for Poisoned Sons & Other Affected District Children WASHINGTON, Feb.

2009-02-10 18:06:29

Experts say lead shot from firearms and lead sinkers might pose health risks for humans and wildlife alike. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday that studies indicate venison often contains lead fragments, and birds have been found with fishing sinkers in their bodies and elevated lead levels in their blood. In Wisconsin, 15 percent of 199 samples of commercially processed venison contained lead bullet fragments, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Department of...

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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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