Posts Tagged "lead"

New safety rules for children's clothes have stores in a fit

Posted on Jan 16, 2009 in Health & Wellness

New safety rules for children’s clothes have stores in a fitMark Boster / Los Angeles Times A Goodwill store in Los Angeles is among those that will be required to pay for private testing for lead and phthalates of all clothing for those under age 13. Some owners say the cost of testing for toxic lead and phthalates will shut their businesses. The law goes into effect Feb. 10. By Alana Semuels January 2, 2009 Barring a reprieve, regulations set to take effect next month could force thousands of clothing retailers and thrift stores to throw away trunkloads of children’s clothing....

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Study: Lead in blood linked to wild game

Posted on Nov 11, 2008 in Health & Wellness

A North Dakota study finds that those consuming animals killed with lead bullets face potentially higher health risksPeople who eat wild game killed with lead bullets tend to have higher levels of lead in their blood than people who don’t, according to a first-of-its-kind study of 738 North Dakotans. “People who ate a lot of wild game tended to have higher lead levels than those who ate little or none,” Dr. Stephen Pickard, epidemiologist for the North Dakota Department of Health, said Wednesday. The study also showed that the more recent the consumption of wild game killed...

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Neurotoxic Substances can affect child development even at low levels

Posted on Jun 24, 2008 in Heavy Metals

“The focus is on small children because they are very vulnerable to lead poisoning because neurotoxic substances can affect child development even at quite low levels, and these are very high levels,” – Joanna Tempowski, World Health Organization’s Environmental Health Emergencies Division Senegal Urged to Clean Toxic Dakar area after deaths By Stephanie Nebehay Reuters – Tuesday, June 24 02:32 pm GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation urged Senegal on Tuesday to decontaminate an area of Dakar where nearly 1,000 residents remain exposed to high...

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