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X-rays discover secret behind Rembrandt painting

Lead paint under the surface of a painting by Rembrandt gives away artist’s indecisiveness. This was shown by directing a powerful new X-ray at the prized artwork.

New reno? Have you tested your kids for lead?

Buying and fixing up an older house may be your family's dream. Many don't know though that those old walls may be a danger to your kids. Reno work can cause lead dust to be in the air.

Toy Robots Voluntarily Recalled Lead Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with OKK Trading announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

One Million Toys Recalled Because of Tainted Paint

Fisher-Price is set to recall nearly a million children's toys because of "excessive amounts of lead" in paint used on the toys. The recall includes popular Elmo, Dora the Explorer, and other plastic toys.

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The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq  Minister of Health  announces new regulations and amendments to an ex...
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announces new regulations and amendments to an existing regulation under the Hazardous Products Act that will restrict the amount of lead in a variety of consumer products, including children's toys in Pointe Claire, Québec, on Monday, November 29, 2010. (from left to right) Valentino Tramonti, Health Canada Product Safety Officer, Martin Laliberté, President, Canadian Association of Poison Control, the Hounourable Josée Verner, Minister o
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Dealing with old lead-based paint requires training and precautions  but inept do-it-yourselfers  re...
Dealing with old lead-based paint requires training and precautions, but inept do-it-yourselfers, renovators and energy retrofitters who disturb toxic building materials jeopardize residents' health, the Canadian Environmental Law Association warned.
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