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Making lead pipes safe

April 9, 2019

Lead leaching from pipes into the water supply is a serious public health concern. And if water sources…
Scientists designed bright-brass materials for lead-free plumbing fittings

December 3, 2018

Lead is a heavy metal that is toxic to humans. Everyone knows that – we are removing lead…
Shooting should not damage health either – scientists point out the necessary changes

April 6, 2017

Although many people seem to be opposing gun culture, it is still very much alive. Whether you hate…
Preventing lead spread

March 20, 2017

While lead pipes were banned decades ago, they still supply millions of American households daily with drinking water…
Engineers design new lead detector for water

November 22, 2016

Mechanical engineer Junhong Chen and a team at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM), have developed what you…
Personal cooling units on the horizon

May 5, 2016

Firefighters entering burning buildings, athletes competing in the broiling sun and workers in foundries may eventually be able…
High levels of lead contamination in North-East Tasmanian drinking water

April 22, 2015

A new study into lead contamination in North-East Tasmanian drinking water has revealed high levels of lead, from…
Playground Washing Only Temporary Solution To Children’s Exposure To Lead Dust

March 26, 2015

A new study has found that while the washing of playground equipment in mining towns does reduce children’s…
Condors with greater independence have higher lead levels

December 10, 2014

As California condors return from the brink of extinction, the threat of lead poisoning persists, particularly for older,…
Lead-free glass decor

October 9, 2014

Whether on baby bottles, beer mugs or perfume bottles, imprints on glass consist mainly of lead oxide. Fraunhofer…
Lead Pollution Beat Explorers to South Pole, Persists Today

July 29, 2014

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December 1911. More than…
Stanford researchers track a silent killer in rural Bangladesh

January 10, 2014

It’s been decades since the U.S. phased out the use of lead in gasoline, paint, pipes and other…
Physicists and Archaeologists Tussle Over Long-Lost Lead

January 2, 2014

A confrontation among ancient and modern studies is pitting particle physicists seeking concrete evidence of dark matter against…
Under leaden skies – where heavy metal clouds the stars

August 2, 2013

In a paper shortly to be published in the Oxford University Press journal Monthly Notices of the Royal…
Firing range lead exposure reduced

February 19, 2013

The speeding bullet isn’t the only danger to using guns. The inside core of the bullet is made…
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