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Lead is a naturally occurring metal that has been used extensively throughout history. Its usage is traced right back to ancient history. High exposure to lead, particularly in young children, is associated with health complications. Lead poisoning is not a new phenomenon. Reports of lead poisoning from water pipes and wine containers date back to Roman times.
Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide free influenza and Tdap vaccines

Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide free influenza and Tdap vaccines

Viewpoints: Republicans' 'gift' to Obama; Essential benefits rule a 'lump of coal'

Viewpoints: Republicans' 'gift' to Obama; Essential benefits rule a 'lump of coal'

Roundup: Calif. to drop hospital report cards; Getting a doctor in N.Y. may depend on your neighborhood

Roundup: Calif. to drop hospital report cards; Getting a doctor in N.Y. may depend on your neighborhood

BPA found in kids’ canned food

BPA found in kids’ canned food

Study explores impact of environmental toxins on health care costs and childhood morbidity

Study explores impact of environmental toxins on health care costs and childhood morbidity

Hunters' lead ammunition finds way into scavenger birds leading to blindness, seizures and death

Hunters' lead ammunition finds way into scavenger birds leading to blindness, seizures and death

New research links regular breakfast to low blood lead levels in children

New research links regular breakfast to low blood lead levels in children

Scientists discover lead contamination in ceramic cookware sold in Philadelphia's Chinatown

Scientists discover lead contamination in ceramic cookware sold in Philadelphia's Chinatown

Bright-colored toys can pose a dangerous health risk to children

Bright-colored toys can pose a dangerous health risk to children

Toxic lead beyond safe limits found in used consumer products

Toxic lead beyond safe limits found in used consumer products

Tips to prevent lead poisoning in children

Tips to prevent lead poisoning in children

Lead exposure may reverse blindness: Research

Lead exposure may reverse blindness: Research

Safety tips to reduce risk of lead exposure

Safety tips to reduce risk of lead exposure

Research finds succimer drug not effective in removing mercury

Research finds succimer drug not effective in removing mercury

Medical team uses LeadCare II blood-lead test to examine people exposed to lead poisoning in Nigeria

Medical team uses LeadCare II blood-lead test to examine people exposed to lead poisoning in Nigeria

Vita Breath may contain hazardous levels of lead, warns FDA

Vita Breath may contain hazardous levels of lead, warns FDA

First Edition: April 22, 2010

First Edition: April 22, 2010

MSU risk assessment: Reliable method to assess lead-poisoning risk in children

MSU risk assessment: Reliable method to assess lead-poisoning risk in children

Journal highlights toxic nature of herbal medicines

Journal highlights toxic nature of herbal medicines

Neurotoxic heavy metal can slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease

Neurotoxic heavy metal can slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease