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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.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

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."
In the Media by Dierdra Baptiste

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 11 comments

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.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
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