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2013-08-09 23:20:42

d’Oliveira & Associates has posted a new infographic to its website about the dangers of this type of poisoning. The law firm has helped several of their clients obtain compensation for these types of injuries and they work with experienced lead poisoning lawyers. (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 Lead was once a common ingredient in paint and it is still used in certain products and by certain industries. People may be exposing themselves to this toxic material without even knowing it. For...

2013-07-23 23:30:48

Lead Blood testing can help people who patronize or work for firing ranges to assess their risk for lead exposure. Request A Test offers Lead Testing which is convenient and affordable. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Request A Test, a leading provider of direct to consumer lab testing, has expanded their test menu to include new lead level blood tests. Lead exposure can come from a number of sources and one that tends to be overlooked is the risk of exposure to those who visit...

2013-04-11 13:01:50

Rice imported from certain countries contains high levels of lead that could pose health risks, particularly for infants and children, who are especially sensitive to lead's effects, and adults of Asian heritage who consume large amounts of rice, scientists said here today. Their research, which found some of the highest lead levels in baby food, was among almost 12,000 reports scheduled for the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest...

Baby Food Companies Being Sued For Lead Levels
2013-04-08 18:36:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An environmental group has leveled a lawsuit against a group of baby food makers aimed at forcing the companies to put warning labels on products sold in California. Gerber Products, Del Monte Foods, Beech-Nut Nutrition and other baby foods and juices are being sued by the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) for selling products that contain lead at levels that require warning labels under California Proposition 65. However,...

2013-02-11 15:49:29

Lead is a common element but is found in old paints (including those once used on children's toys), soil, old piping, water, and the atmosphere from lead-containing vehicular fuels, even drinking vessels. At high dose it is lethal but also causes seemingly trivial symptoms such as headaches. However, in children lead can also lead to irreversible damage to the organs, the kidneys in particular, and the nervous system including the brain. Early detection to contaminated sources is important to...


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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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