lead poisoning Articles

  • Lead poisoning: the epidemic hitting the US juvenile justice system

    Not all behavioural issues that lead to juvenile delinquency are hereditary. In fact, there are behavioural issues that can be prevented, such as lead poisoning, that affect the likelihood of juvenile delinquency. This article focuses on the relationship between elevated juvenile lead exposures leading to lead poisoning, specifically its effects on a child's body, and juvenile delinquency. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heavy metal poisoning from Ayurvedic traditional medicines: an emerging problem?

    The use of Ayurvedic medicines is common in both adults and children and is increasing in many areas of the world. This paper will discuss the risks of heavy metal poisoning associated with the use of Ayurvedic medicines and illustrate this with some cases managed by the authors. Many Ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals, including lead, mercury and arsenic, and there have been numerous ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Portable lead analyzer to locate source of lead

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sources of lead in the environment in children with elevated blood, with the help of a Field Portable X-Ray ...

  • Lead in the environment and in drinking water

    Everywhere you look metal lead is in the headlines. The majority of the recent press attention however, has not focused in lead in contaminated water, air, or soil but rather on high concentrations of lead found in toys and children?s jewelry that have been produced in developing countries where lax standards apply. Regardless of the particular source of lead contamination, the fact is lead can ...

  • The possible toxic effects of lead

    Lead is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Pb (Latin: plumbum) and atomic number 82. A soft, heavy, toxic and malleable lead is bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes to dull gray when exposed to air, very dense metal which is very soft, highly malleable, ductile, and a relatively poor conductor of electricity. It is odourless. It is highly resistant to corrosion ...


    By Valahia University

  • The history of leaded gasoline

    Forensic investigations are often a combination of both scientific techniques and historical background studies. One example that is often used is the background to leaded gasoline. Gasoline service stations can be found on many street corners and, in fact, there were many more service stations in the United States in the 1960s than there are today. This means that potential sources of ...


  • Lead Paint: The EPA’s New Rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, issued in 2008, was to take formal (enforceable) effect on April 22, 2010. However, due to difficulties with compliance, the EPA has extended this deadline to December 30, 2010. This rule mandates a number of specific practices for contractors to mitigate the health hazards associated with disturbance ...


  • LegalLookout: EPA Proposes Lead-Based Paint Removal Requirements

    On Jan 10, 2006, EPA proposed extensive requirements to minimize the introduction of lead hazards resulting from the disturbance of lead-based paint during renovation, repair and painting activities in most housing built before 1978.[1] The proposal supports the attainment of the federal government’s goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning by 2010. Importantly for Pollution Engineering ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Analysis of Whole Blood for Trace Lead (Pb) by Graphite Furnace AAS

    Toxic effects from heavy metals (Pb, As, Se, Cd, Bi, Sn, Tl, and Hg) have been characterized in medical literature for decades. Originally, complex extractions were performed to isolate the poisonous components from the complex biological matrices: blood, serum, urine and tissues. Recently, optical emission and atomic absorption spectroscopy techniques were developed to determine these toxic ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • What Home Owners Need to Know About Lead Paint

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enacted a new rule for professional contractors in April 2010 to help keep small children safer from the dangers of lead dust exposure. If you live in a home built before 1978 and you’re contemplating any work that will disturb more than six square feet of painted surfaces inside the home or 20 square feet on the exterior of the home – for ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Removal of lead and chromium from aqueous solution by bacillus circulans biofilm

    Contamination of the aquatic environment by heavy metals is a worldwide environmental problem. The pollutants of serious concern include lead, chromium, mercury, uranium, selenium, zinc, arsenic, cadmium, gold, silver, copper and nickel, due to their arcinogenic and mutagenic nature (Leung et al., 2000). Many industries such as coating, automotive, aeronautical, steel, textile dyeing, leather ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Parents need to know that lead enters our homes in many ways

    The use of lead in paint has been banned since 1978, but few parents recognize the many other sources of lead that are commonly found in homes. In fact according to the EPA, “to reduce your child’s exposure to lead, get your child checked, have your home tested and fix any hazards you may have.”Lead can sometimes be found in consumer products, such as toys and jewelry. This presents a potential ...


  • If lead ammunition is bad for people and the environment, why do we still use it?

    Concerns about regulation, skepticism about the science and misperceptions about costs are slowing the transition to nontoxic alternatives. Andrea Goodnight knows firsthand what lead poisoning looks like. A veterinarian at the Oakland Zoo, Goodnight treats endangered California condors when testing shows dangerous levels of the toxic metal in their blood. If ...


    By Ensia

  • The leading cause of death in developing countries might surprise you

    What’s the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries? A.  malnutrition and undernutrition B.  tuberculosis, malaria & HIV/AIDS C.  pollution If you guessed “C,” you got it. Exposures to polluted soil, water and air (both household and ambient) killed 8.4 million people in these countries in 2012. Another statistic worth ...


    By Ensia

  • Legal Lookout: EPA Proposes Lead-Based Paint Removal Requirements

    Untitled Document On Jan 10, 2006, EPA proposed extensive requirements to minimize the introduction of lead hazards resulting from the disturbance of lead-based paint during ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Mathematical modelling of lead assimilation by printing press operators in a poor indoor air quality environment

    Most printing presses in developing countries are located in buildings with inadequate natural and mechanical ventilation such that the press operators work for major hours in poor indoor air quality buildings, which expose them to a wide range of health hazards such as lead poisoning. Understanding how poor air quality affects the operator's body system is studied using a methodology involving ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • International Journal of Soil, Sediment and Water features `new field test for lead in soil` article

    ABSTRACT Field tests for the detection of lead in soil are not frequently accepted, since the tests are rather cumbersome or not reliable for screening determinations. Recently, we developed the LEADQuick field test kit for the detection of lead in water with 3 #22;g/L sensitivity. This test is further modified to detect lead in soil with a sensitivity 0.03 #22;g. We developed an extraction ...

  • An economic impact assessment of lead exposure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, USA: making the case for statewide remediation

    Childhood lead poisoning is a major, preventable environmental health problem in the USA. The primary source of lead poisoning in children is exposure to deteriorating lead-based paint in older low-quality, low-income housing. The circumstance of concentrated poverty and the shortage of high quality low-income housing provide a recipe for increasing disease rates attributed to lead exposure. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of Lead from Aqueous Solution Using Low Cost Abundantly Available Adsorbents

    The removal of poisonous Pb (II) from wastewater by different low-cost abundant adsorbents was investigated. Rice husks, maize cobs and sawdust, were used at different adsorbent/metal ion ratios. The influence of pH, contact time, metal concentration, adsorbent concentration on the selectivity and sensitivity of the removal process was investigated. The adsorption efficiencies were found to be pH ...

  • Environmental and socioeconomic factors contributing to elevated blood lead levels in children from an industrial area of Upper Silesia

    The present study concentrated on a cross‐sectional analysis of recent exposure to lead (Pb) and the socioeconomic factors behind increased Pb exposure in Polish children. Lead is one of the most widespread toxic heavy metals in the industrial region of Upper Silesia (Poland). Elevated blood Pb levels in children continue to be a matter of serious concern. The present study involved 4882 ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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