Do you know if your children have high levels of lead in their blood? Folks from the EPA out of Denver came to the Pueblo Health Department Thursday to offer free blood testing to children and adults. Once they drew blood, results came back in just three minutes. Testers tell... more »
More than 40 major retailers and apparel makers have agreed to limit the use of lead in handbags and other fashion accessories.
The companies will set new industry standards for lead use in their products as part of a $1.7 million legal settlement filed Tuesday in Alameda County Superior... more »
A Utah company is recalling 900 bracelets for babies and pacifier clips because they contain high levels of lead.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday that a 10-month-old girl received medical treatment for elevated lead levels after being exposed to one of the baby bracelets.
The bracelets... more »
Target Corp. said Tuesday it was pulling its Valentine's Day "Message Bears" from store shelves after California's attorney general raised concerns that the toys have illegal levels of lead.
The response comes a day after a letter sent by Attorney General Jerry Brown said testing of the holiday toys... more »
Reports of high cadmium content in children's jewelry imported from China are prompting a senior U.S. senator to press for a bill to ban the toxic heavy metal as a hazardous substance from those products and toys. New York Democrat Charles Schumer plans to present details of his proposal Wednesday... more »
Over the last decade, the drinking water at thousands of schools across the country has been found to contain unsafe levels of lead, pesticides and dozens of other toxins.
An Associated Press investigation found that contaminants have surfaced at public and private schools in all 50 states - in... more »
Men who've had the most environmental lead exposure throughout their lifetime could be more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, according to a new Harvard study. Although both are banned now -- old paint and leaded gas were the most common sources of lead exposure . The study included more... more »
Men who've had the most environmental lead exposure throughout their lifetime could be more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, according to a new Harvard study.
Although both are banned now -- old paint and leaded gas were the most common sources of lead exposure.
The study included... more »