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2011-06-09 09:05:00

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. The white paper, "An Overview of Regulations for Lead Levels in Drinking Water System Components", examines...

2011-05-18 08:00:00

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. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting a National Healthy Homes Conference in Denver that will explore the latest research and interventions from dozens of public health, housing, and environmental experts from more...

2011-05-17 12:31:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Biosciences, a global manufacturer of products designed to make diagnostic testing easier, more cost-effective, and less labor intensive, announced that its Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Joel De Jesus, will be a featured speaker at the Medicaid Health Plans of America Center for Best Practices First Annual Awards Forum, which takes place tomorrow in Washington, DC. Mr. De Jesus will report on three model...

2011-05-05 08:01:00

BOSTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Luster Premium White, a leader in oral care and at-home whitening products developed by Dentovations, introduces a revolution in instant, at-home tooth whitening. In a time where everyone is used to immediate gratification - waiting weeks, days or hours to get whiter teeth is no longer an option, people want results and they want them NOW! Luckily, Luster Premium White, which offers a collection of at-home whitening products, has come up with a solution...

2011-05-03 00:00:27

Lead-Out is a non-toxic paint stripper that neutralizes lead based paint and can be found at http://www.LeadOutPaintStripper.com Orangeburg, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2011 Solucorp Industries Ltd., an environmental remediation company based in Orangeburg, NY, has extended its contract with Environmentally Helpful Products LLC ("EHP"), an internet marketing company in Upstate New York, to bring their patented Lead-Out Paint Stripper to the market. Daniel Webster, an attorney and manager of EHP,...

2011-04-01 12:40:00

It is known that fasting increases lead absorption in adults and consequently regular meals and snacks are recommended for children to prevent lead poisoning. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health demonstrates that having a regular breakfast is associated with lower blood lead levels in children. Data from the China Jintan Child Cohort Study compared blood lead levels to social factors, eating patterns and intake of micronutrients. While there...

2011-03-22 14:00:00

PARKERSBURG, W.Va., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- If your home was built before 1978 and you still have the original windows, it's time to seriously consider replacing your windows --- especially if you have young children or a pregnant person living at home. During National Poison Prevention Week --- March 20-26, 2011 --- homeowners are urged to evaluate their windows and make healthy living changes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110322/NY69646) According to the...

2011-03-09 14:55:06

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. Their report, which concludes that minced banana peel performs better than an array of other purification materials, appears in ACS's journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Gustavo Castro and colleagues note that mining processes,...

2011-03-09 08:35:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Home renovations done by people lacking adequate training and knowledge could lead to the disturbance lead-based paint, asbestos insulation, and many other toxic materials in older buildings, which will put the health of all-especially children- at risk. Lead exposure can potentially lead to lowered intelligence and worse; asbestos exposure can potentially lead to debilitating long term illness, and certain materials used in renovation can increase other health...

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2011-03-07 08:57:17

Training, caution essential to avoid release of brain-damaging lead, other toxic substances Home energy retrofits tackle climate change and when done right they should make homes healthier, while aiding families struggling with utility bills. Without adequate training and precaution, however, renovators, energy retrofitters and do-it-yourselfers who disturb lead-based paint, asbestos insulation and other toxic materials in older buildings put the health of all -- especially children -- living...


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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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This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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