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2009-06-03 09:55:33

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.