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Op-Ed: The struggle against lead poisoning, young children most at risk

While lead in paint has been banned in Europe and the US for years, certain companies still produce lead paint and sell it abroad. There, yet also at home, young children still suffer the consequences: lower IQ, slowed body growth, failure at school.

TopFinds: Why text-messaging kills, how rice may contain lead

Driving and texting proves deadly for one man. Rice imports to the US contain high levels of lead. Wildfires in California blaze out of control. These are the top stories on Digital Journal.

US rice imports contain dangerous amounts of lead

West Long Branch - Analysis of imported rice sold in the United States has discovered alarmingly high amounts of lead in the food that is a staple for millions of Americans.

Even low levels of lead in blood raises gout risk, study shows

The National Institute of Health (NIH) reported Monday, “even relatively low levels of lead in the blood may be linked to an increased risk of gout."

The Earth's clock may be a little out of time

New geological research into the way in which the age of the Earth is measured suggests that previous equations were incorrect and that some events might have occurred more recently than first thought.

Health Canada warning: Do your kids have these lead-tainted toys?

Health Canada's latest announcement has parents on high alert: two children's playset toys manufactured in China are said to contain dangerously high levels of lead.

Some hydraulic fracking companies using carcinogenic agents

Washington - Between 2005 and 2009, 14 leading oil and gas companies used over 2,500 hydraulic fracturing products containing 750 chemicals and components, some extremely toxic and carcinogenic, including lead and benzene, a new Congressional report shows.

Canada gets tough on lead in children's toys

Point Claire - Health Canada announced Monday morning the country is introducing new regulations that will restrict lead content in children's toys.

Op-Ed: Lead loaded candy recall in California

What a way to start the new year. One of the lead stories in the Los Angeles Daily News for Jan. 1, 2010, concerns the recall of tainted candy imported from Mexico and China.

Lead Found in Multi-Vitamins

Researchers have found that some multi-vitamins contain lead, which can lead to deficiencies in calcium, iron and zinc. The brands are not the cheap ones, it's many of the name brands that adults consume to stay healthy.

Report questions effectiveness and safety of multivitamins

Several multivitamin products demonstrate imbalances among vitamin and mineral makeup, exceeding suggested dosages established by the Institute of Medicine. Some were found to be contaminated with lead.

Handbags, Purses and Wallets Found with High Levels of Lead

High levels of lead have been found in dozens of vinyl and faux leather women's handbags, purses and wallets purchased from Bay Area outlets of major retailers.

High Levels of Lead Found in Cameron, Missouri

After a series of brain tumors in Cameron Missouri, several tests were done on the soil. The tests have confirmed that there are levels of potential concern.

Educational Craft Kits Recalled by FloraCraft

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of Solar System Kits and DNA Kits

Various Toys Recalled by CBB Group

Thee U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall due to choking hazard and violation of lead paint standard.

Millions of homecrafters face bankruptcy after Feb 10

The Feb 10 2009 deadline for millions of American homecrafters requiring expensive testing of their products, is approaching fast. Child-products without certificates proving they have no lead content, will have to be scrapped; export products included.

Child product safety law turns US homecrafters into criminals

A Quincy, Massachusetts woman who runs a micro-business from her home, warns that a new US law requiring costly testing for lead in children's products and toys ' is going to turn millions of home-crafters into criminals'.

Study Finds High Level of Lead in Christmas Lights

Thanksgiving for many marks the time of year to haul out Christmas lights and start decorating for the holiday ahead. This year there comes a warning that those Christmas lights have higher levels of lead than are allowable by EPA/HUD regulatory limits.

Casper Halloween Figurines Recalled For Lead Hazard

The U.S, Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Coyne’s & Company, Inc. are recalling Casper the Friendly Ghost Halloween Mini-Figurines due to having high levels of lead on the painted surfaces. These figurines are dressed in various costumes.

Lucky Country Inc. Recalls All Natural Black Licorice Products

Lucky Country Inc. of Lincolnton, NC is recalling all of its natural black licorice products due to elevated levels of lead.

Deadly lipstick: Lead found in leading brands in US

The toxic slopfest in consumer products continues, with high lead levels found in lipsticks including Dior Addict. Dozens of others are also affected. Quantities of lead found are double the FDA level, in the case of the Dior product.

Once Endangered Condors Being Poisoned By Lead In California

Once nearly extinct, the condor is under fire again as lead poisoning is making them sick and even killing them. The cause of the lead is speculated to be secondary contamination from hunter's ammunition used to kill other animals.

Sure Grip Paint Brushes Recalled by Early Childhood Resources Over Lead Concerns

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Yellow Sure Grip Paint Brushes - excessive levels of lead.

Disney Store Recalls Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags Over Lead Concerns

The surface paint on the sleeping bag’s zipper pull contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Master Toys & Novelties Inc. Recalls Little Rider Toys

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Stoneware Dinnerware Products Recalled

Lifetime Brands, along with the FDA, has issued a recall on two of its stoneware dinnerware product lines due to exceeding allowed recommended levels of lead and/or cadmium. The products are sold nationwide at retail outlets and online.

Wal-Mart Recalls Charm Key Chains Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Wal-mart, today announced a voluntary recall of Hip Charm” Key Chains

Do Not Eat Chaca Chaca Chacatrozo Candy May Contain Lead

California Department of Public Health Warns Consumers Not to Eat Chaca Chaca Chacatrozo Candy Imported from Mexico lead found

It's A Dog's Life When You Are A Goth

A bus driver took a lifestyle into his own hands when he asked a Gothic dressed young man to get off his bus because he leads his equally Gothic girlfriend around on a dog lead and collar. The driver feared for his passengers safety

CDC Doctor Believes Blood-Lead Levels Set Too High

In a study that will be published in February, Dr. Canfield of Cornell University, warns that blood-lead levels are set too high in children. From his 6-year-long study, he believes that parents have every right to be concerned about lead and IQ levels.
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