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Rising Costs of Rare Earth Materials Driving Up Paint Prices

Daniel Grant | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In the face of higher food prices, consumers are apt to alter their menus and switch to less expensive store brands. So, it shouldn't be at all surprising that artists are making changes in what they are buying as the cost of materials they use in their work has been rising.

Do You Know How to Read a Tube of Paint?

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Presumably, prospective buyers would want to read about what is inside the tube, such as the pigment, medium (oil or acrylic, for instance), other admixtures (additives, binders, coarse particle content, extenders, preservatives) and the durability (or lightfastness) of the product.

Changes Approved For 19 Chemical Elements

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.25.2013 | Science

Nineteen elements on the periodic table — including gold, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum — are getting their atomic weights adjusted. The Interna...

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

Scientists Describe Odd Fruit-Shaped Particle

natureheader | Posted 05.09.2013 | Science

Stephen Battersby 08 May 2013 A lopsided atomic nucleus may help to refine nuclear theory. The stubby pear shape, described today in Nature1, may...

Feds Failed To Protect Kids From Cancer-Causing Metals

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 10.15.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep the to...

Catherine Pearson

Is This Pollutant Tied To Breast Cancer Risk?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.15.2012 | Healthy Living

Consuming cadmium -- a toxic, heavy metal that has been classified as a probable human carcinogen -- may put women at greater risk of developing breas...

Private Seafood Tests Uncover Toxins Missed By Feds

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Consumers used to worry about ordering seafood fried, instead of the healthier broiled-or-stewed option, but since the BP spill they're unsure about whether to eat it at all.

Feds Dismiss Recall Of Lead-Laced Glasses Over Technicality

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A federal agency reversed itself Friday and said lead-laced Wizard of Oz and superhero drinking glasses are, in fact, for adults &...

Tests Show Toxic Metals In Children's Products Exceed Federal Limits By 1000 Times

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" ...

Whoops: 12 Million Recalled McDonald's Glasses Were OK

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — The 12 million "Shrek" glasses pulled by McDonald's last spring amid federal concerns about cadmium did not have unsafe levels of ...

Shrek Glass Recall: Arc International

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MILLVILLE, N.J. — The New Jersey company that makes the "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses recalled by McDonald's because they contain cadmium says...

Almost All Herbal Supplements Found To Have Contaminants: Lead, Mercury, Arsenic Found

New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some ...

Cadmium: Should You Be Afraid?

The Stir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
The Stir

Yes, cadmium is bad news. It's the seventh worst material on the CDC's list of most hazardous substances in the environment, and kids tend to suffer worse effects.

McDonald's Recalls 12 Million Toxic 'Shrek' Glasses

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL and JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MILLVILLE, N.J. — A recall of 12 million cadmium-tainted "Shrek" drinking glasses sold by McDonald's raises questions about the safety of millio...

Cadmium In Children's Jewelry From China Should Be Banned: Schumer

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOS ANGELES — The nation's product safety agency issued an unprecedented warning Wednesday to parents: Don't give your children cheap metal jewe...

Cadmium Kids' Jewelry: Toxic Metal Found

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Cadmium is a soft, whitish metal that occurs naturally in soil. It's perhaps best known as one half of rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries, but also...

Life Cycle: Think Yoga is Healthy? Not on a PVC mat.

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that takes a closer look at the stuff we use and love. It's the end of class. You're breathing deeply, surrenderi...