Harmful effects of Lead and Asbestos


Harmful effects of Lead – Lead is a very poisonous metal. Even a low concentration of 0.2ppm of lead in the human body can create metabolic disturbances.

There are some of the harmful effects of lead are given below –

  • Lead interferes with the development and maturation of red blood cells (RBC) in the human body. Due to the prolonged effect of lead on the human body, its red blood cells get stippled. The malformation of red blood cells leads to a disease called anemia.
  • Lead gets bound with the cellular enzymes and disrupts the functioning of cells and organs of the muscular system, nervous system, and circulatory system. This causes diseases such as mental disorders and muscular paralysis.
  • Lead damages several organs such as intestine, liver, and kidney
  • Lead induces abnormalities in fertility and pregnancy.
  • Lead causes coagulation of proteins.

Harmful effects of Asbestos – Asbestos is a mineral…

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Postal banking, alcohol delivery could save the U.S. Postal Service, experts say

McConnell said postal banking could help raise critical revenue and serve the public, noting consumer advocates would find it particularly appealing to have a post office that’s able to provide consumers with digital wallets, low-fee ATM machines and an ability to cash checks without paying the often-exorbitant fees that check-cashing establishments charge.

Also in favor of postal banking: a growing number of economists, including Melanie Long, an assistant professor of economics at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.

“Postal banking has been used in other parts of the world to democratize services,” she said, noting that postal services in 139 countries around the world offer some form of financial services.

Source: Postal banking, alcohol delivery could save the U.S. Postal Service, experts say

Covid: ‘Don’t squander gains,’ says Prof Stephen Powis – BBC News – (Me: Boris still wants to gamble and is too willing to lose lives to get back to “normal…”)

Prof Powis said: “We’ve made enormous progress that we need to build on and not squander the gains we’ve made.” He added: “We need to hold our nerve and drive for the line, so everyone can get back safely and soon to our normal lives.” In England from Monday, the stay-at-home rule is ending and groups of up to six, or two households, will be allowed to meet outside – including in private gardens. The next stage – due no earlier than 12 April – will allow non-essential retail, restaurants and pubs to reopen in England.

Source: Covid: ‘Don’t squander gains,’ says Prof Stephen Powis – BBC News

Ted Crosby – An Ace in a Day

Pacific Paratrooper

n a dramatic painting by Roy Grinnell, Lieutenant (j.g.) Willis Hardy, a member of Crosby’s VF-17 Squadron from the carrier USS Hornet, flames a Japanese kamikaze plane that was on its way to attack the American naval task force off Okinawa, April 6, 1945. The Hellcat’s distinctive “white checkerboard” markings show it belongs to the USS Hornet (CV12).

As Ted Crosby watched, Yamato’s giant, 18-inch guns hit the water, their enormous weight probably helping the battleship capsize. Suddenly, Yamato’s No. 1 magazine exploded, sending up a huge coil of smoke and flame that could be seen for over 100 miles. It was a strange foretaste of the atomic mushroom clouds that would envelope Hiroshima and Nagasaki a few months later.

Watching from above, Crosby had no feeling of elation. “I was thinking of the Japanese crew,” he said in a 2011 interview. “Three thousand lives lost.”  As a former…

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IDB Jamaica civil society group calls for establishment of National Commission on COVID-19

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Yesterday (Friday, March 5) Jamaica recordedits highest ever number of new cases (527). In the past seven days, 29 people have died from COVID-19 and we have had around two thousand new cases. We have COVID-19 cases in every community, in every parish. As we are still waiting for the vaccine (the first batch of which I understand is on its way from India, although the Ministry of Health and Wellness has not confirmed this yet) we need to be focusing on what’s happening on the ground.

There is clearly something missing; as numbers soar and the 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew remains in place, Jamaicans continue to flout COVID-19 protocols and regulations at every turn. It is not only parties, but also large gatherings at funerals, burials, in churches, crowds of people outside government offices; vendors not wearing masks at markets; and so on. A two-week ban…

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Quel beau printemps!! – Houcin

Haïku Un tapi de lys recouvre les champs l’éden des oiseaux insectes Le prince Hiver nous quitte avec son temps gris et maussade .Un autre prince fait son apparition,il est entrain de nous sortir sa tête multicolore. Et cela pour nous montrer avec quel bois , il se chauffe. Le printemps c ‘est la saison … Quel beau printemps!! Lire la suite »

Source: Quel beau printemps!! – Houcin

Ohio official Lee Wong removes shirt, shows off scars to call out anti-Asian violence: ‘Is this patriot enough?’ – The Washington Post

Ever since he moved to the United States from China more than a half-century ago, Lee Wong has been told he doesn’t look American enough. Despite his 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, he says his patriotism has also been questioned by people who “can’t get over this face.”

So when Wong called out the uptick in violence and discrimination against Asian Americans during a meeting of the board of trustees in West Chester Township, Ohio, the board chairman calmly unbuttoned his dress shirt to show those in attendance at the Tuesday meeting what patriotism looked like: red scars across his chest from his military service.

“Here is my proof,” said Wong, 69, who last year ran as a Republican candidate for the state Senate. “Now, is this patriot enough?”

Source: Ohio official Lee Wong removes shirt, shows off scars to call out anti-Asian violence: ‘Is this patriot enough?’ – The Washington Post