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

Despite efforts to protect them, California condors are being decimated more than previously thought from lead poisoning caused by ingesting hunters’ bullets.

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

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).

2012-05-28 23:01:22

Copper roofing offers a distinguished look to any Main Line home.

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.

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.


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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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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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