Lead Poisoning Nightmare In Nigeria May Be Easing
She is a co-author of a recent assessment of the lead poisoning crisis in Nigeria. From November 2009 to May 2010, some 400 children died in the northwestern state of Zamfara. They were poisoned by lead dust released during the processing of gold ore.
NPR (blog) - Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:41

Ancient Rome's Demise Probably Not Caused By Lead Poisoning, Scientists Say
When in ancient Rome, don't drink as the Romans do. High-born Romans sipped beverages cooked in lead vessels and channeled spring water into their homes through lead pipes (pictured). Some historians argue that lead poisoning plagued the Roman ...
Huffington Post - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:03

Lead poisoning is still damaging Michigan kids
“Often times the symptoms of lead poisoning can be difficult to see and that's what makes testing lead through blood tests so critically important and to have it be done on a routine basis for kids,” said Dr. Matthew Davis. Dr. Davis is a Professor of ...
Michigan Radio - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:41

Mum of seven, 29, dies of blood poisoning five weeks after skin infection
A devoted mother of seven succumbed to blood poisoning after refusing to go to hospital because it meant she would be away from her children. Despite doctors' best efforts, Lisa Watling, 29, died of septicaemia leading to organ failure five weeks after ...
Daily Mail - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:50

Could the Game of Thrones poisoning happen in real life?
While no real-world poison produces exactly the same results, there are some promising candidates that—with either a little chemical or cinematic doctoring up—could easily act as strangler stand-ins. Both Marsha Ford, director of the Carolinas Poison ...
Boing Boing - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:57

Researchers Think Lead Poisoning Hastened Fall of Rome
Ancient Rome is famous for its advanced plumbing system, which brought water from the Tiber River to the ancient capital, but the water brought into the homes of wealthy Romans came through lead pipes and the beverages they consumed were made in ... - Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:03

Did the Roman Empire Really Fall Because of Lead in the Water?
io9 - Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:26

Lead piping 'unlikely' to have poisoned Romans
Chemistry World - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:59

Were Ancient Romans poisoned by lead?
Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) - Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:48

Lead Didn't Bring Down Ancient Rome—But It's Still a Modern Menace
TIME - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:56

Rome's lead piping unlikely to have caused madness
3News NZ - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:07

Safe disposal of drugs protects people from poisoning
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- More Mainers die each year from substance abuse, especially through the use of pain medications, than in automobile accidents according to Dr. Karen Simone, director of the Northern New England Poison Center.
WCSH-TV - Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:56

Man found dead of poisoning at Westminster house under fumigation
WESTMINSTER - A man found dead on the back porch of a Westminster house under fumigation appeared to have died as a result of poisoning, police said today. The body was found around 6 p.m. Tuesday by an employee of a fumigation company as he ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:15

Man found dead outside fumigated Westminster house - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:21

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