Posts Tagged "lead"

New Study says 85% of Kids' Juices, Snacks Could Contain High Levels of Lead

Posted on Jul 17, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Posted By BethArky June 17, 2010 Child Drinking JuiceOn the heels of the cadmium-laced Shrek glasses recall comes yet another piece of disconcerting news. This time, it’s a study that finds dangerous levels of lead in a staggering number of the juices and snacks we serve our kids. One mommy blogger dubbed it “another day, another uh-oh.” I’m having a harder time making light of this latest toxic bombshell. The lead study is the work of The Environmental Law Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit. The group enlisted a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lab to...

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CDC lied about Lead. Concedes its scientific credibility has suffered a blow

Posted on May 26, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Virginia Tech professor uncovered truth about lead in D.C. water By Robert McCartney Sunday, May 23, 2010; C01 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/22/AR2010052203447_pf.html Sometimes Don Quixote beats the windmill. It happened for Marc Edwards, a lean, intense Virginia Tech environmental engineering professor. Drawing on what he called his own “world-class stubbornness,” he mounted a six-year campaign that succeeded last week in forcing the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to admit that it had misled the public about the risk of lead in...

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Bicycle Bells Recalled for High Lead Levels

Posted on Mar 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 18, 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) — The hardware store chain Do It Best Corp. is recalling a series of children’s bicycle bells because the paint on the products contains too much lead. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Do It Best announced the voluntary recall on Thursday. The bells are red, black and white and have ”I (heart) My Bike” printed on the top. The packaging, which is green and white, reads ”bike bell” and ”$1.” The products were sold for about $1 at Dollar Stores and Do It Best...

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Handbags Test Positive for Lead

Posted on Jan 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

http://news.yahoo.com/video/health-15749655/is-your-handbag-safe-17799867

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Even Small Amounts of Lead Harmful to Kids

Posted on Sep 30, 2009 in Health & Wellness

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter – Thu Sep 17, 8:49 PM PDT – THURSDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) — Children with blood lead levels well below those considered safe are still at risk for problems with intellectual and emotional development, British researchers report.Currently, the maximum safe blood level of lead is 10 micrograms per deciliter (10 mcg/dl), which was set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1991. However, even this level appears to be too high, experts say. “This study confirms what we have been seeing in recent studies, that...

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