Brains change by middle age after lead exposure as a kid

"...there are deficits and differences in the overall structure of the brain that are apparent decades after [lead exposure]."

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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To find chronic lead exposure, map out the risk

A more precise screening index could monitor chronic lead exposure, say researchers. They started with Atlanta, but say the approach could work elsewhere.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~7 min

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Why some ancient Egyptian ink contained lead

New research uncovers lead compounds in red and black inks on ancient Egyptian papyrus. Here's why that's notable.

Carsten Munk Hansen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Device speeds up tests for lead in water

The cheap device could also allow people to easily and swiftly test their water supplies for lead contamination, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 27, 2020 ~4 min

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EPA ‘double standard’ puts kids at risk of lead poisoning

Inconsistent EPA regulations stand to put more than 35,000 more US children at risk of lead poisoning, research finds.

Brown University • futurity
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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When buildings reopen, will the water be safe?

The coronavirus pandemic means stagnant water is sitting in the pipes of many buildings. New research will investigate how to turn the taps back on safely.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~9 min

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Your home’s water quality can vary from room-to-room

Water quality can differ in each room of your house. It can also change with the seasons, researchers report.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 20, 2020 ~6 min

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1 step keeps lead out of water when swapping disinfectants

By adding a phosphate to the water supply before switching to a new disinfectant, cities may be able to prevent resulting lead contamination.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~6 min

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These toxic chemicals steal IQ points from American kids

Exposure to toxic chemicals, especially flame retardants and pesticides resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the US between 2001 and 2016, research finds.

NYU Langone Medical Center • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Upgrade makes perovskite solar cells last and last

A new way to produce perovskite solar cells using inorganic ingredients limits their defects and lets them last for months.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Nov. 6, 2019 ~3 min

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