Lead dust from firearms can pose a silent health risk.

If a gun range isn't ventilated well, lead dust collects on shooters' clothing and hands and lingers in the air, where it can be inhaled. The more people shoot, the greater the risk of being exposed to dangerous amounts of lead.

Firearms safety is key for people who use weapons at work or for recreational shooting. But one risk has been little acknowledged: Lead dust exposure.

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The ‘safer' plastics designed to replace BPA may be just as bad for you.

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Are plastic chemicals in dads hurting embryos?

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Is this Córdoba town really at a greater risk of cancer?

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Zika infection being found in newborns without microcephaly.

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Should we worry about arsenic in baby cereal and drinking water?

Even though most people don’t know much about chemicals in general or poisons in particular, virtually everyone knows that arsenic is bad. In the first century, arsenic was already known to be a deadly poison . However, it was the Borgias in the 14th and 15th centuries who perfected its use to eliminate opponents in order to increase their wealth and power.

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Use of pesticide is reason for cancer in Punjab: Experts.

Experts and environmentalists at the Punjab University on Sunday have said on a serious note that the use of pesticides is the most common reason for cancer among Punjab natives. They may be diagnosed of cancer in the esophagus or the food pipe, followed by that of gall bladder, liver and breast. Therefore, the government should undergo an extensive survey to check the toxity of the environment, say experts.

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