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Boxes resembling the one pictured here contain high levels of lead dust and should be discarded according to EPA rules immediately.


Proceed To Article FDA Public Health Notification: Lead Exposure From Dental Films Stored In Lead-Lined Table-Top Containers
Dental health professionals are to be warned of the potential for harmful lead exposure from dental films stored in containers lined with unpainted lead. The FDA believes that there may be hundreds of these lead-lined boxes currently being used to store dental films. Some of them may have been in use for decades. Most of these boxes are the size and shape of shoe-boxes, made of wood, and lined with lead that has apparently not been painted or coated. More...

Proceed To Article Scientists Selectively Activate "Cell Rescue" Pathway In Bone Cells
By manipulating how sex steroids are processed in bone-building cells, it may be possible to increase the survival of these cells without causing many of the complications associated with hormone replacement therapy. The finding, published in the March 9, 2001 issue of Cell, could have important implications for the development of new drugs to prevent or treat osteoporosis in both women and men. More...

Proceed To Article No Safe Threshold For Lead Exposure In Children
A study conducted at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati indicates that, despite previous thinking, there is no safe threshold for lead exposure in children. The study found that lead at very low levels in blood was associated with adverse effects on reading and math scores. More...

Proceed To Article New Study Results Say Measles Vaccine Is Safe
A U.S. study found no link between the measles vaccine and inflammatory bowel disease, contrary to British research that raised fears about the vaccine's safety. More...

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Media Images & Magazines Blamed For UK Girl's Death From Bulimia Nervosa
A coroner has said magazines contributed to the death of a 17-year-old girl who had bulimia. He also attacked the wide availability of laxatives, which he said were also a factor in the death of 14-year-old Melissa Booth. An inquest on Wednesday heard that Melissa died from a heart attack, brought on by complications associated with bulimia nervosa. More...


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