Now, with lead sulfide and zinc ore reserves seemingly exhausted, Kabwe, the capital of Zambia's Central Province, is a ghost town, local people say.

The objective of the study was to identify risk factors and describe outcomes for children newly identified with blood lead levels (BLLs) ≥45 µg/dL in New York City (NYC) during 2004-2010 to promote timely identification as well as inform clinical practice and public health policy.

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Anthropogenic emissions completely overwhelmed natural marine lead (Pb) sources during the past century, predominantly due to leaded petrol usage. Here, based on Pb isotope measurements, we reassess the importance of natural and anthropogenic Pb sources to the tropical North Atlantic following the nearly complete global cessation of leaded petrol use. Significant proportions of up to 30–50% of natural Pb, derived from mineral dust, are observed in Atlantic surface waters, reflecting the success of the global effort to reduce anthropogenic Pb emissions.

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the U.S., which makes for a perky population -- but it also creates a lot of used grounds.

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Residents of Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday asked a federal judge to order bottled water or filters be provided to them to prevent further lead exposure, 2-1/2 years after the city's water supply wa

Results come from water sampled during time when Flint’s supply was taken from source later deemed to be corroding pipes and leaching lead

The social costs stemming from dangerous levels of lead in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, such as the effect on children's health, amount to $395 million, according to an analysis by a prof

Limited epidemiologic data exist on prenatal arsenic exposure and fetal growth, particularly in the context of co-exposure to other toxic metals. Researchers examined whether prenatal arsenic exposure predicts birth outcomes among a rural U.S. population, while adjusting for exposure to lead and manganese.

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SONBHADRA: At the Rohiniya Damar village in Uttar Pradesh, 100 kilometres from Sonbhadra district's main Robertsganj town, excessive flouride in the ground water has spared no one.

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