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Laser research reveals the fate of the Franklin expedition's crew

Scientists using the latest technology have shed new light into the one of Canada's most enduring mysteries, the fate of the crew on the doomed 19th century Franklin Expedition.

Risk factors linking children and lead poisoning

Despite a raft of legislation over the past few decades, lead poisoning remains a risk to children. This is because of the multiple potential sources of exposure. Researchers have highlighted some concerns.

Two deaths, elevated lead cases linked to Life Rising supplement

Chicago - The FDA, along with state and local health officials are investigating elevated lead levels, including two deaths that have been linked to Life Rising dietary supplements produced by Ton Shen Health/Life Rising.

What you may not know about California's lead-tainted water

Los Angeles - Like Flint, Michigan, California is facing its own problems with lead-tainted water. Nowhere is this clearer than the tiny town of Vernon, situated five miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Here, the Exide battery plant spewed lead for decades.

Op-Ed: Flint residents still being forced to pay for lead-laced water

Michigan's governor has proposed a $30 million payment to Flint that would counteract the impact of the water crisis on the city's residents, but even if the money is applied to this years budget, it's not enough.

A second town with high lead levels in water: When will it stop?

Sebring - Much like residents in Flint, Michigan, the families living in the small town of Sebring, Ohio never suspected there were elevated lead levels in the water they were drinking, and it had been going on for months.

Op-Ed: Flint residents told Legionnaires disease likely linked to water

Flint - Flint residents got more bad news Wednesday, when Governor Rick Snyder told them the number of cases of Legionnaires disease had spiked in the two years the city was using water from the Flint River.

Exploring lead risks in urban farming

Philadelphia - Urban farmer Ryan Kuck alleges that his garden was slowly poisoning his children in Philadelphia. Lead poisoning has often been a problem in United States and we'll explore the reasons behind this.

China blames 'pencil-chewing' on lead-poisoning in children

Dapu - A Chinese government official in Dapu, Hunan province has suggested that the cause of an outbreak of lead poisoning in over 300 children is the result of "pencil-chewing," downplaying the possibility a chemical plant in the town could be at fault.

Budget cuts put US kids at elevated risk of lead poisoning

At a time when hundreds of thousands of US children are suffering from lead poisoning, budget cuts mean there are fewer resources available to deal with the problem.

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.

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."

US and Canada Batteries health risk to Mexicans

Export of used lead-acid batteries to Mexico from Canada and the United States is a major factor for increased lead poisoning to Mexican communities, according to Commission for Environmental Cooperation, CEC.

Chronic Lead Poisoning From Urban Soils More Common Than Lead Poisoning From Toys

Chronic lead poisoning, caused in part by the ingestion of contaminated dirt, affects hundreds of thousands more children in the United States than the acute lead poisoning associated with imported toys or jewelry.

Some Folk Medicines Can Cause Lead Poisoning

A Latin American folk medicine could contain a toxic dose for children. "Greta" is a Mexican remedy that contains almost 90% lead in its bright orange powder. That is well over the amount that could cause death in a child.
 

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Old lead paint.
Old lead paint.
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Tapping a pencil
Photo taken: Oct. 30  2008
Tapping a pencil Photo taken: Oct. 30, 2008
Rennett Stowe from USA
Recall of Chinese herbal supplement  DHZC-2   sold by Chicago-based Ton Shen Health.
Recall of Chinese herbal supplement, DHZC-2, sold by Chicago-based Ton Shen Health.
FDA
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
Photograph courtesy of Health Canada
Lead poisoning incidents in China between 2009 and 2011.
Lead poisoning incidents in China between 2009 and 2011.
Human Rights Watch
An engraving from a drawing by British Naval officer and artist  George Black from his 1836-37 Arcti...
An engraving from a drawing by British Naval officer and artist, George Black from his 1836-37 Arctic expedition. entitled "The HMS Terror thrown up by the ice."
National Archives of Canada / C-029929

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