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Documenting the hazards of lead battery manufacturing and recycling operations in emerging markets, a study in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene reports that children living near these facilities in developing countries had approximately 13 times more lead in their blood than American children.
To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves of house plants, scientists have added purification of drinking water contaminated with potentially toxic metals.
BALTIMORE, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Make It Happen Summer Business Academies, founded by Baltimore's own Kevin Liles, Founder and CEO of KWL Enterprises and one of the most respected executives in the entertainment industry, kicks off its inaugural season in Baltimore this week.
CHELMSFORD, Mass., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Biosciences, a global manufacturer of products designed to make diagnostic testing easier, more cost-effective, and less labor intensive, announced that it has sold its microbiology business, TREK Diagnostic Systems, to Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO).
BOULDER, Colo., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SparkFun shares its passion for electronics by providing parts, knowledge, and innovation for those looking to explore the world of embedded electronics.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk science consulting firm, today announced the publication of a study that finds elevated levels of heavy metals in tested laundered shop towels.
WOODLAND PARK, N.J., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxell Corporation of America, the leading manufacturers of battery and data storage products, is pleased to announce the introduction of an environmentally advanced silver-oxide cell that successfully reduces the mercury and lead in the cathode material to zero, while maintaining a battery life comparable to conventional silver-oxide cells with the new zero-mercury, zero-lead added type. (Photo:...
NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ad Council, in partnership with the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S.
White paper serves as educational resource on regulation, enforcement and compliance of lead levels in drinking water system components NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), a global leader in water quality and safety, announced today the release of a white paper on the regulation of lead in drinking water system components.
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All across America, there are homes that can actually harm those who live in them. From lead-based paint that can poison children, to cancer-causing radon, to cockroach and bedbug infestations. Next month, the U.S.
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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