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*  Lead Poisoning
... so it's important to find out whether your child might be at risk for lead exposure. ... Long-term exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, particularly in young kids, ... How Lead Poisoning Happens. Most commonly, kids get lead poisoning from lead-based paint, which was used in many U.S. homes ... Signs of Lead Poisoning. Many kids with lead poisoning don't show any signs of being sick, so it's important to eliminate lead ...
*  Lead-poisoning | The BMJ
Lead-poisoning. Br Med J 1962; 1 doi: (Published 13 January 1962) Cite this as: Br Med ...
*  Lead Poisoning-Topic Overview
Too much lead in the body can cause irreversible problems in growth and development in children. ... Lead poisoning occurs when you absorb too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as food, dust ... What is lead poisoning?. Lead poisoning occurs when you absorb too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead ... What causes lead poisoning?. Lead poisoning is usually caused by months or years of exposure to small amounts of lead at home, ...
*  Visuals: Lead poisoning
Lead poisoning. Lead inhibits the action of calcium, which plays an important role in the conduction of nerve impulses vital to ...
*  Lead Poisoning
A Brief History Of Lead Poisoning In Major Cities. Due to the metal being incredibly flexible and accessible, lead has been ... Flint, Michigan Family Sues City After Daughter's Lead Poisoning. Sophia Rodriguez Waid had high levels of lead in her blood ... Top Chocolate Manufacturers Accused Of Lead Poisoning. A watchdog group warns consumers there may be dangerous levels of lead ... Toy Jewelry Kits Linked To High Lead Levels The New York attorney general said the amount of lead found in Cra-Z Art jewelry ...
*  Occupational Lead Poisoning Fee Program
... The Occupational Lead Poisoning (OLP) Fee is paid by employers in industries where ... administers the Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee Program in partnership with the Occupational Lead Poisoning ... Much of this information is available at the CDTFA lead fee web page or in CDTFA Publication 94: Occupational Lead Poisoning ... Identifying Lead in the Workplace (PDF) is a list of common sources of lead and lead-containing materials at a worksite ...
*  Lead poisoning - In-depth - Mayo Clinic
Explore ways to keep your kids safe from lead exposure. ... Learn about lead poisoning symptoms and treatment of lead ... Prevention of childhood lead toxicity. Pediatrics. 2016;138:e20161493.. *Lead poisoning and health. World Health Organization. ... Lead: Protect your family from exposures to lead. Environmental Protection Agency. ... Preventing lead exposure. Risk factors. High blood pressure (hypertension). Symptoms. Abdominal pain. Find out what causes ...
*  Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips - InfoBarrel
Following are some lead poisoning prevention tips which are highly relevant in today's society. ... Lead poisoning was once far more prevalent than it is today. This has resulted in a lack of awareness of the risks that still ... Lead Poisoning - An Environmental Hazard. Lead poisoning was once far more prevalent than it is today. This has resulted in a ... Getting the Lead Out: The Complete Resource for Preventing and Coping with Lead Poisoning. Amazon Price: $18.00 $1.98 Buy Now. ...
*  Condors' comeback imperiled by lead poisoning - SFGate
... despite intensive efforts to treat and care for poisoned birds each year, scientists say. Lead poisoning in the condors is now ... The California condor's return from near extinction is threatened by persistent exposure to lead-based bullets, ... Lead poisoning in the condors is now "of epidemic proportions," said Myra Finkelstein, a research toxicologist at UC Santa Cruz ... When blood tests show lead poisoning, the birds are treated at the Los Angeles Zoo with chelation therapy - the same treatment ...
*  Lead poisoning in eagles worries researchers
... are taking blood samples from eagle nestlings to better understand why lead is showing up in an increasing number of dead and ... "It's a dangerous poison, and if the eagles are feeding their eaglets anything that's been contaminated with lead - any fish, ... Desmarchelier believes the poisoning is caused by the eagles eating animals that have been killed with lead bullets. ... "Some lead studies have been done in Canada and worldwide, but that's pretty unique on P.E.I. to have such a big population." ...
*  Protect Your Family from Lead Poisoning -
Children under age 6 and pregnant women are most at risk of lead poisoning. ... Share these steps to help people protect their families from lead poisoning. ... Lead poisoning is caused by swallowing or breathing in lead. In the United States, most lead poisoning is caused by paint in ... There are no signs or symptoms of lead poisoning. A lead test is the only way to know for sure if your child has lead poisoning ...
*  Lead poisoning 'epidemic' plagues California condors
The endangered California condor faces an epidemic of lead poisoning from scavenging carcasses contaminated by lead bullets ... At high levels, lead poisoning can kill.. The effects of chronic sublethal lead poisoning on the central nervous system are ... About half of all free-flying condors in California have required some treatment for lead poisoning since 1997.. Lead poisoning ... and when necessary treated for lead poisoning in veterinary hospitals, and they still die from lead poisoning on a regular ...
*  Lead and lead poisoning in antiquity | Open Library
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*  Researcher Rules Out Lead Poisoning In Beethoven's Death | Fox News
Researcher Rules Out Lead Poisoning In Beethoven's Death. Published June 02, 2010. Fox News ... Measuring the amount of lead in Beethoven's bone fragments allows us to reach back through time to measure his lead exposure ... Ninety-five percent of lead in the adult body is stored in bone, where it stays for years, even after death,' Todd said. ' ... "For someone who was Beethoven's age, we would expect more than that; one comparison dataset predicts 21 micrograms of lead per ...
*  Lead Poisoning From Battery Industry Reported In Developing Countries - Redorbit
The study's release comes on the heels of reports of a large number of mass lead poisoning incidents around lead battery ... The battery industry is the largest consumer of lead, using approximately 80% of the global lead production. Lead battery ... Lead poisoning is one of the most serious environmental health threats to children and is a significant contributor to ... Lead poisoning causes numerous adverse health effects, including damage to the central nervous system, the kidneys, the ...
*  Lead Poisoning in Children | IRP Poverty Dispatch
Lead Poisoning in Children. Posted on May 1, 2015. by admin *Lead paint is poisoning poor Chicago kids as city cuts millions ... As Chicago's overall rate of lead poisoning steadily dropped during the past two decades, the disparities between rich and poor ... "Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of ... Lead poisoning by admin. Bookmark the permalink. Comments are closed. ...
*  Lead Poisoning in Children | IRP Poverty Dispatch
Lead Poisoning in Children. Posted on June 17, 2016. by admin In some Zip codes, 1 in 7 children suffer from dangerously high ... Lead poisoning by admin. Bookmark the permalink. Comments are closed. ... The findings underscore how despite long-running public health efforts to reduce lead exposure, many U.S. children still live ... the tests showed startling numbers of children with unsafe blood lead levels: Poughkeepsie and Syracuse and Buffalo. Erie and ...
*  Lead Poisoning in Children | IRP Poverty Dispatch
Lead Poisoning in Children. Posted on March 11, 2016. by admin Flint is in the news, but lead poisoning is even worse in ... The poisoning of Flint's children outraged the nation. But too much lead in children's blood has long been an everyday fact in ... Lead poisoning by admin. Bookmark the permalink. Comments are closed. ... but largely because a decades-long attack on lead in household paint has faltered. It is a tragic reminder that one of the ...
THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SYMPTOMS OF LEAD POISONING Br Med J 1910; 1 :1164 ... THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SYMPTOMS OF LEAD POISONING. Br Med J 1910; 1 doi: (Published ... Public Health England: Consultant in Public Health - Screening & Immunisation Lead Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation ...
*  Lead Poisons Children in LA Neighborhoods, Rich and Poor
Despite decades of US progress in curbing lead poisoning, millions of children remain at risk in hotspots coast to coast, ... The effects of lead poisoning are irreversible, and the programs' broader goal is to prevent any exposure. But success hinges ... But in some U.S. areas, nearly a third of lead poisoning cases can be linked to home renovation projects, said Mary Jean Brown ... Poverty is another predictor of lead poisoning, and many of L.A.'s danger zones are concentrated in low-income or gentrifying ...
*  Lead poisoning - Wikipedia
Deteriorating lead paint and lead-containing household dust are the main causes of chronic lead poisoning. The lead breaks down ... "lead poisoning" and "lead toxicity" interchangeably, and official sources do not always restrict the use of "lead poisoning" to ... Lead poisoning is a type of metal poisoning caused by lead in the body. The brain is the most sensitive. Symptoms may include ... Classically, "lead poisoning" or "lead intoxication" has been defined as exposure to high levels of lead typically associated ...
*  Lead Poisoning-Child | Doctors Hospital
Learn more about Lead Poisoning-Child at Doctors Hospital of Augusta DefinitionCausesRisk ... Concern about lead poisoning in children occurs when lead reaches a level of 10 mcg/dL in the blood. Levels of 20 mcg/dL or ... To help reduce your child's chance of lead poisoning:. Avoid Lead. * Have your home's paint and water tested if you: *Live in a ... For every 10 mcg/dL increase in blood lead levels, there is a 2-3 point decline in IQ test scores. Lead poisoning is also ...
*  Amblyopia with Haemorrhages Due to Tobacco and (?) Lead Poisoning | The BMJ
Amblyopia with Haemorrhages Due to Tobacco and (?) Lead Poisoning Br Med J 1926; 1 :990 ... Amblyopia with Haemorrhages Due to Tobacco and (?) Lead Poisoning. Br Med J 1926; 1 doi: ...
*  CDC - Lead - Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children: Tool Kit
CDC continues to assist state and local childhood lead poisoning prevention programs, to provide a scientific basis for policy ... The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is committed to the Healthy People goal of eliminating elevated blood lead ... Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in conjunction with the Office of Refugee Resettlement developed the Lead Poisoning ... CDC's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program *Blood Lead Test Safety Alert. * Advisory Committee (ACCLPP) * Current ...
*  Lead poisoning epidemics - Wikipedia
Lead poisoning epidemics refer to instances of mass lead poisoning, and usually occur unintentionally in low income countries. ... Lead contamination in Washington, D.C. drinking water 2009 Chinese lead poisoning scandal Flint water crisis Exide lead ... Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch/Health Studies Branch. "WHO , Nigeria: mass lead poisoning from mining activities, Zamfara ... The cases below are discrete events of mass lead poisonings. number tested high is defined as a blood lead level greater than ...

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(1/814) 1998 and beyond--Legge's legacy to modern occupational health.

Thomas Legge achieved much in his professional lifetime. The purpose of this lecture is to highlight some of these achievements in the light of what we have achieved since then. In other words, if Legge was in the audience today, how would he feel we have performed? On 'industrial maladies', progress has been made in reducing poisoning by heavy metals but our success with chrome ulceration and lead depends on surveillance and control. Room for improvements remain. For asbestos related diseases, Legge would be disappointed with our progress. Two areas of particular concern to Legge were upper limb disorders and 'occupational neurosis'. Much remains to be done. As a member of the 1st Committee on Compensatable Diseases, a review of the Scheme to date will focus on the common diseases now being prescribed and on the threats to the Scheme from the Benefits review. For the future, there are many challenges in the newer workplaces and the changing workforces. The HSE initiatives for a new occupational strategy and the Government Green Paper on Public Health provide great opportunities for the occupational health professional to influence the nature and shape of future public health strategy. Above all we must have some of Legge's characteristics to achieve this-vision, passion and commitment.  (+info)

(2/814) Lead and hypertension in a sample of middle-aged women.

OBJECTIVES: The role of lead exposure as a risk factor for hypertension is less well defined among women than among men. This case-control study assessed the relation of blood and bone lead concentrations to hypertension in women. METHODS: Cases and controls were a subsample of women from the Nurses' Health Study. Hypertension was defined as a physician diagnosis of hypertension between 1988 and 1994 or measured systolic blood pressure > or = 140 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure > or = 90 mm Hg. RESULTS: Mean (SD) blood lead concentration was 0.15 (0.11) mumol/L; mean tibia and patella lead concentrations by K-x-ray fluorescence were 13.3 (9.0) and 17.3 (11.1) micrograms/g, respectively. After adjustment for potentially confounding factors, an increase from the 10th to the 90th percentile of patella lead values (25 micrograms/g) was associated with approximately 2-fold (95% confidence interval = 1.1, 3.2) increased risk of hypertension. There was no association between hypertension and either blood or tibia lead concentrations. CONCLUSIONS: These findings support a potentially important role for low-level lead exposure as a risk factor for hypertension among non-occupationally exposed women.  (+info)

(3/814) Experimental canine distemper infection as a means of demonstrating latent effects of subacute lead intoxication.

Observations on the response of the body to experimental infection with distemper virus in dogs previously dosed subacutely with lead have demonstrated a latent effect of lead on several body systems. Effects which indicated a relationship to earlier treatment with lead included evidence for stimulation of haemoglobin synthesis, changes to red blood cells resulting in increased destruction, increased vulnerability of the parenchymatous cells of the liver to damage, reduction in the weight of the skeleton and thyroid, an increase in weight of the thymus and brain and histopathological changes in the thymus.  (+info)

(4/814) Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance--United States, second and third quarters, 1998, and annual 1994-1997.

Chronic lead exposure in adults can damage the cardiovascular, central nervous, renal, reproductive, and hematologic systems. CDC's Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) program monitors laboratory-reported elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) among adults in the United States. During 1998, 27 states reported surveillance data to ABLES. This report presents prevalence data for elevated BLLs for the second and third quarters of 1998 and compares them with corresponding quarters of 1997, and presents annual prevalence data for elevated BLLs from 1994 through 1997 for each participating state. The findings indicate that of the approximately 20,000 persons tested for blood lead and reported to ABLES each quarter, approximately 4000 BLLs were elevated. The 1994-1997 prevalence rates of elevated BLLs among adults provide a crude comparison of the levels and trends among the 27 states participating in the program.  (+info)

(5/814) Relationships between lead absorption and peripheral nerve conduction velocities in lead workers.

The motor sensory, and mixed nerve conduction velocities of median and posterior tibial nerves were measured in 39 lead workers whose blood lead (PbB) concentrations ranged from 2 to 73 mug/100 g with anaverage of 29 mug/100 g. The PbB concentrations significantly correlated with the maximal motor nerve conduction velocities (MCV) and mixed nerve conduction velocities (MNCV) of the median nerve in the forearm and with the MCV of the posterior tibial nerve. Erythrocyte delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) activity correlated similarly with the MCV and MNCV of the median nerve in the forearm, and the 24-hour urinary lead excretion following the intravenous administration of CaEDTA (20 mg/kg) (lead mobilization test) correlated with the MNCV. But no parameter correlated with the sensory nerve conduction velocities. By multiple regression analysis, a combination of the three parameters of lead absorption was found to correlate significantly with the MCV and MNCV of the median nerve in the forearm. The MCVs of the median and posterior tibial nerves in lead workers were significantly delayed in the PbB range of 29-73 mug/100 g (mean 45), in the lead mobilization test range from 173 to 3,540 mug/day (mean 973), and the ALAD activity range from 4.4 to 19.4 u. (mean 14.0), respectively.  (+info)

(6/814) Lifetime low-level exposure to environmental lead and children's emotional and behavioral development at ages 11-13 years. The Port Pirie Cohort Study.

The Port Pirie Cohort Study is the first study to monitor prospectively the association between lifetime blood lead exposure and the prevalence of emotional and behavioral problems experienced by children. Lead exposure data along with ratings on the Child Behavior Checklist were obtained for 322 11-13-year-old children from the lead smelting community of Port Pirie, Australia. Mean total behavior problem score (95% confidence interval (CI)) for boys whose lifetime average blood lead concentration was above 15 microg/dl was 28.7 (24.6-32.8) compared with 21.1 (17.5-24.8) in boys with lower exposure levels. The corresponding mean scores (95% CI) for girls were 29.7 (25.3-34.2) and 18.0 (14.7-21.3). After controlling for a number of confounding variables, including the quality of the child's HOME environment (assessed by Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment), maternal psychopathology, and the child's IQ, regression modeling predicted that for a hypothetical increase in lifetime blood lead exposure from 10 to 30 microg/dl, the externalizing behavior problem score would increase by 3.5 in boys (95% CI 1.6-5.4), and by 1.8 (95% CI -0.1 to 11.1) in girls. Internalizing behavior problem scores were predicted to rise by 2.1 (95% CI 0.0-4.2) in girls but by only 0.8 (95% CI -0.9 to 2.4) in boys.  (+info)

(7/814) Comparison of the entropy technique with two other techniques for detecting disease clustering using data from children with high blood lead levels.

The entropy technique was compared with two other case-control techniques for detecting disease clustering using data on blood lead levels of children who were patients at the King/Drew Medical Center in South-Central Los Angeles in 1991 to 1994. The other two methods are the nearest neighbor technique (NNT) and Moran's IPOP technique, a variation of Moran's I test, in which rates are adjusted for population size. Four different blood lead levels (15 microg/dl, 20 microg/dl, 30 microg/dl, 35 microg/dl) were used as cutoff levels to designate cases. Persons with blood lead levels greater than or equal to the cutoff level were designated as cases. The authors found significant clustering for all four cutoff levels using the entropy method, and for the first three cutoff levels using the NNT. They found significant clustering with Moran's IPOP for some scales for two of the cutoff levels. While performance of the entropy technique and the NNT were independent of scale, that of Moran's IPOP was highly scale-dependent.  (+info)

(8/814) Testing their metal.

Metals continually rank at the top of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's annual list of agents that pose the greatest hazard to the people of the United States. Metals aren't going away, either. They do not biodegrade, and they often concentrate in human and animal cells and tissue. Many metals are known human and animal carcinogens, while many others are suspected to play a role in cancer. Little is known, however, about the mechanisms by which metals cause cancer.  (+info)

  • World Health Organ
  • The World Health Organization estimates that 120 million people are over-exposed to lead (approximately three times the number infected by HIV/AIDS) and 99% of the most severely affected are in the developing world. (
  • 1997
  • Lead shot has been banned for hunting waterfowl in several countries, including the US in 1991 and 1997 in Canada. (
  • smelters
  • Work with lead either in their job or as a hobby (for example, metal smelters, pottery makers, and stained glass artists). (
  • Other threats to wildlife include lead paint, sediment from lead mines and smelters, and lead weights from fishing lines. (
  • micrograms of lead
  • Todd used a technique called X-ray fluorescence (XRF) to examine the remains, and what he found was the larger skull fragment only had 12 micrograms of lead per gram of bone mineral. (
  • one comparison dataset predicts 21 micrograms of lead per gram of bone mineral," Todd said. (
  • nation's
  • The toxic legacy of lead - added to paint and gasoline for nearly a century - once threatened kids throughout the nation's third largest city. (
  • Pollution
  • Burning old wood painted with lead-based paints will cause pollution of the atmosphere. (
  • The 2009 Chinese lead poisoning scandal occurred in the Shaanxi province of China when pollution from a lead plant poisoned children in the surrounding area. (
  • Diseases caused by pollution lead to the deaths of about 8.4 million people each year. (
  • Amoebiasis Buruli ulcer Campylobacter Cholera Cryptosporidiosis Cyclosporiasis Dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease) Escherichia coli Fascioliasis Giardiasis Hepatitis Leptospirosis Norovirus Rotavirus Salmonella Schistosomiasis Shigellosis Typhoid fever Lymphatic filariasis Dermatophytosis (ringworm) Scabies Soil transmitted helminthiasis Trachoma Arboviral encephalitis Dengue fever Malaria Onchocerciasis Rift Valley fever Yellow fever Sources of lead poisoning/pollution include mining, smelting, manufacturing and recycling activities. (
  • factories
  • Those routes include contaminated air, water, soil, and food, and also, for birds ingestion of grit (lead shots, lead bullets).ingestion of paints,materials that are left out from the factories like batteries etc. (
  • The soil surrounding these factories has been saturated with lead, chromium, tin, and other heavy metals. (
  • villagers
  • Parents and villagers rioted in the Hunan province after the mass poisonings became known. (
  • It was thought by the villagers that all the children had contracted malaria but Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) found unusually high levels of lead in the blood during tests. (
  • It is thought that the poisonings were caused by the illegal extraction of ore by villagers, who take crushed rock home with them to extract. (
  • inorganic
  • Features of poisoning differ depending on whether the agent is an organic compound (one that contains carbon), or an inorganic one. (
  • Reuters
  • The L.A.-area findings are part of an ongoing Reuters examination of hidden lead hazards nationwide. (
  • toxic
  • Blacksmith Institute (renamed Pure Earth) was called in by the Nigerian authorities to assist in the removal of toxic lead. (
  • Blacksmith has been removing toxic lead from houses and compounds in the villages so that surviving children returning from treatment will not be re-exposed to toxic lead in their homes. (
  • Many of the primitive recycling operations in Guiyu are toxic and dangerous to workers' health with 80% of children suffering from lead poisoning. (
  • Geochemist Jerome Nriagu published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1983 hypothesizing that defrutum and sapa may have contained enough lead acetate to be toxic to those who consumed them regularly. (
  • risks
  • Children and workers in developing countries face significant risks of lead poisoning, which can cause lifelong health problems," said Perry Gottesfeld, executive director of Occupational Knowledge International (OK International) and author of the study. (
  • Other risks - including some candies, ceramics, spices or remedies containing lead from China, Mexico, India and other countries - are less known. (
  • The lack of immediate and obvious health effects often result in people taking excessive risks and few precautions when handling lead. (
  • levels of lead
  • Each year in the United States, 310,000 1- to 5-year-old kids are found to have unsafe levels of lead in their blood, which can lead to a wide range of symptoms, from headaches and stomach pain to behavioral problems and anemia (not enough healthy red blood cells). (
  • A watchdog group warns consumers there may be dangerous levels of lead found in chocolate from Trader Joe's, Hershey's, and more. (
  • Meredith, who brought the skull fragments to New York for this test, expected Todd's measurements to reveal higher levels of lead because earlier tests had shown them to be higher-than normal, according to the New York Times. (
  • But the area has another, unsettling distinction, unknown to residents and city leaders until now: More than 17 percent of small children tested here have shown elevated levels of lead in their blood, according to previously undisclosed L.A. County health data. (
  • at a schoolyard, there were elevated levels of lead and copper. (
  • No safe levels of lead in the body of a child is considered safe and can cause problems for the rest of their life. (
  • incidents
  • The study's release comes on the heels of reports of a large number of mass lead poisoning incidents around lead battery recycling and manufacturing plants in China and the Aug. 2 announcement that the country recently closed 583 of these facilities. (
  • ingest
  • Apart from the increased risk to pregnant women and children, those with iron and calcium deficiencies are likely to ingest more lead and show greater sensitivity. (
  • paint and gasoline
  • This includes by individual efforts such as removing lead-containing items from the home, workplace efforts such as improved ventilation and monitoring, and nationwide policies such as laws that ban lead in products such as paint and gasoline, reduce allowable levels in water or soil, and provide for cleanup of contaminated soil. (