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A new study appearing this week in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law catalogues community-based efforts to develop strategies and policies that – by targeting high risk housing – may hold the key to red ...
Health May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—There has been a big drop in the number of American children with elevated blood lead levels over the past four decades, but about 2.6 percent of children aged 1 to 5 years still have too much lead in their ...
Health Apr 04, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Lead is a common element but is found in old paints (including those once used on children's toys), soil, old piping, water, and the atmosphere from lead-containing vehicular fuels, even drinking vessels. At high dose it ...
Health Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Nigeria has provided nearly $3 million in long-delayed financing to clean up part of an area where lead poisoning has killed hundreds of children, Doctors Without Borders said Thursday.
Health Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Heart attack patients given weekly infusions of chemicals used for chelation therapy had fewer cardiovascular events than those who received identical appearing placebo infusions, according to late-breaking clinical trial ...
Cardiology Nov 05, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
US health researchers said Thursday that they have documented lead poisoning risks among pregnant women who took Ayurvedic medicine and issued a new warning on the safety of traditional pills.
Health Aug 23, 2012 | 2 / 5 (2) | 1
Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their ...
Health Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have lowered the threshold for lead poisoning in young children.
Health May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An initiative in St. Louis targeted the homes of pregnant women to receive inspection and remediation of lead hazards before the birth of a child. According to a study just published in the American Journal of Obstetrics an ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Mar 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A lead poisoning epidemic in Nigeria's north that has killed 400 children and affected thousands is the worst in modern history, but cleanup has not even begun in many areas, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Health Feb 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- If you've been putting off repairing a peeling windowsill, or you're thinking of knocking out a wall, listen up: Check how old your house is. You may need to take steps to protect your kids from dangerous ...
Health Jan 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- For the first time in 20 years, a federal panel is urging the government to lower the threshold for lead poisoning in children.
Health Jan 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Illegal gold mining has left at least 2,000 children with lead poisoning in several northern Nigerian villages, where 400 children have already died from contamination, an official said Friday.
Health Oct 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
An American-owned battery plant in China will remain shut until the end of the year over fears it has caused lead poisoning in local children, the Shanghai Daily reported on Friday.
Health Sep 23, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0