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California Condor Population Still Under Threat From Lead Poisoning
2012-06-26 09:42:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Despite efforts to protect them, California condors are being decimated more than previously thought from lead poisoning caused by ingesting hunters´ bullets, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Being opportunistic scavengers, condors feed primarily on the carcasses or organs of large mammals such as deer, many of which have been shot and left behind by hunters who might only take cuts of meat. Lead...

Lead Ammunition Threatens Wildlife: Lawsuit
2012-06-09 05:11:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Lead bullets are having a major impact on wildlife populations and should be banned, according to a lawsuit filed by seven US conservation groups on Thursday against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The lawsuit follows an unsuccessful petition to the EPA by The Center for Biological Diversity and 100 other organizations that aimed to restrict the use of lead-based ammunition, which accounts for most bullets and shot used by sportsmen across the...

2012-05-31 14:20:30

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has awarded third-party certification to two companies, Hoover & Strong and United Precious Metal Refining, Inc., for their responsibly sourced gold and silver products. The "Certified Responsible Source" designation provides jewelers and their customers with an independent guarantee that precious metals have been obtained from recycled sources, that conflict metals have been avoided, and that...

2012-05-28 23:01:22

Copper roofing offers a distinguished look to any Main Line home. With centuries of use, copper roofing is a durable and long lasting (over 50 years) metal roofing material. (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 Copper roofing announces a distinguished look to any Main Line home. With centuries of use, copper roofing is a durable and long lasting (over 50 years) metal roofing material. Copper's soft properties allow the material to be easily applied to almost any surface of the roof. It´s unique aging...

2012-04-23 02:21:35

PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Are you looking for an additional Product and Service to offer your Residential and Commercial Building Owner customers? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120423/CG91315) Are you trying to find a way to increase sales and profits and rehire your laid-off workers? Metal Panel Source would like to introduce you to the fast-growing Roofing and Siding Restoration Market. Metal Panel Source is the Northeast Regional Distributor...

2012-03-27 10:20:43

SOUTHBURY, Conn. and ATLANTA, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Gulf Corporation (NYSE: GGC) and Galata Chemicals today announced a collaborative effort to develop a line of flexible bio-based PVC compounds containing Drapex® Alpha, a primary plasticizer produced from renewable feedstocks by Galata Chemicals. "Georgia Gulf is one of the leading technology companies in the vinyl industry, and we have used our decades of experience producing engineered vinyls to develop a line of...

2012-03-22 23:00:51

Now there is a way to get rid of lead for good. Franmar Chemical has developed LEAD OUT, a natural paint remover that renders lead paint non-hazardous for safe removal. Made with soybeans, Franmar´s LEAD OUT uses a special patented Molecular Bonding System® or MBS that alters the lead compounds into a non-hazardous material. Bloomington, IL (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 Was your home, apartment building, office, school and/or daycare center built before 1978? If so, your environment may...

2012-03-14 07:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk science consulting firm, today presented new data that show metal exposure from use of laundered shop towels may exceed the permissible levels allowed in drinking water. Gradient presented a poster describing its findings at the annual Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, which is taking place from March 11 through 15 in San Francisco. The poster describes exposure to metals on...

2012-03-02 13:35:48

An initiative in St. Louis targeted the homes of pregnant women to receive inspection and remediation of lead hazards before the birth of a child. According to a study just published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology this measure prevented childhood lead poisoning and reduced the overall burden of lead toxicity in children. Historically, the city had used an approach that waited until a child tested positive for lead poisoning, and then addressed home lead hazards to...

2012-03-01 08:05:00

CHICAGO, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Valspar Paint(® )wants everyone to discover the transformative power in color, and to help them take the first step, today kicks off the Connect to the Power in Color Giveaway. Every day in March Valspar will be giving away up to 750 free eight-ounce paint samples and paint project starter kits to fans of Valspar Paint's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ValsparPaint). Valspar Paint Facebook fans can customize their sample kits with...


Latest Lead Reference Libraries

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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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