Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
TMS Wellness Institute
Advertise Here

From Heavy Industry - Agriculture / Aquaculture

Brought to you by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory

For pre-planning or immediate funeral services call us at 256-831-4611 or visit www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com.

Erectile Dysfunction

Lead Poisoning Risks in Contaminated Soil

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:26:15 EST

A recent USA Today investigation revealed contaminated soil around hundreds of old lead factory sites. At a hearing on Thursday, a US senator questioned federal environmental health officials about what is being done to reduce lead poisoning risks.

Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning, and they can be exposed to lead from a variety of sources–although lead-based paint is perhaps the most well-known. However, a USA Today story published earlier this year was a reminder that lead-contaminated soil surrounding old factories poses a significant health risk as well. Many of the factories spotlighted in the article were shut down in the 1960s and 1970s, but were since abandoned. Additionally, soil contamination can be caused from years of leaded gasoline leakage. These sources harm children when they ingest lead particles by placing toys or hands in their mouths after being exposed to the contamination.
 
Scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that even a small amount of exposure to lead can reduce IQ and increase risk for attention disorders and other health issues in children.

'EMSL Analytical, one of the nation's largest commercial laboratories, can help determine whether lead levels are within permissible limits through our advanced metal testing services,' reported Shannon Kauffman, Metals Laboratory Supervisor at EMSL. 'We provide lead analysis for a wide variety of samples, including consumer products, food, soil, water, and air.'

For more information on EMSL's testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, visit www.EMSL.com, or email  info@EMSL.com .

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. Please see our website for a complete listing of accreditations.


Source: WebWire



From Our Blogs

Tricks and Treats to Stay on Budget this Halloween

You don’t have to spend a pirate’s booty if you plan carefully.

How You and Your Family Can Protect Your Local Environment

Getting involved with protecting your state’s woods is easy.

Afterschool Participation Grows

Afterschool Participation Grows but Unmet Demand Nears 20 Million Children

Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

Many people find that the dark and cold days can impact their mood.


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

LaMar's Donuts

Our donuts are the ultimate indulgence. Visit us at our 1781 Hamric Drive E. location in Oxford. Call 256-832-4353.

TCBY Yogurt

The country's best yogurt. Softserve, hand scooped, smoothies, cakes, pies, and specialty items. There's nothing like a specialty ice cream cake for your next special occasion! Visit or Anniston location at 1903 Quintard Avenue. 256-238-8229.

Walmart Super Center

Save Money, Live Better! Walmart! WDNG is proud to give away a delicious birthday cake from the Oxford Walmart bakery in our weekly birthday club drawing. www.walmart.com

Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center

RMC's mission is to provide advanced health care of the highest quality with compassion and integrity to every patient.Over 185 physicians & most major specialties comprise Regional Medical Center’s medical staff.256-235-5121.www.rmccares.org

Tangible Investment Group

Since 2006 we've been buying your gold and jewelry. Highest Prices Guaranteed, and you can take that to the bank! Located on 5th floor in Wells Fargo Bank Building, Quintard Ave. Anniston. Call us at 256-231-0444.