Lead Archives | Be Korea-savvy
S. Korean Adults Have Twice as Much Lead, Mercury in Bodies as Youths: Study

S. Korean Adults Have Twice as Much Lead, Mercury in Bodies as Youths: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean adults have twice the level of harmful toxic chemicals in their bodies as youths, the Ministry of Environment said Wednesday, citing a state laboratory’s research. According to the National Institute of Environmental Research’s study on 6,167 South Korean people from 2015 to 2017, the blood lead level [...]

Osisko Metals Releases Pine Point In-Pit Inferred Resource: 38,400,000 Tonnes Grading 6.58% ZnEq

Osisko Metals Releases Pine Point In-Pit Inferred Resource: 38,400,000 Tonnes Grading 6.58% ZnEq

MONTREAL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Osisko Metals Incorporated (the “Company” or “Osisko Metals”) (TSX-V: OM; FRANKFURT: OB51) is pleased to announce an updated Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) for its 100% owned Pine Point project, located near Hay River, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The MRE was prepared by BBA Inc. and incorporates [...]

Government Toughens Urethane Track Regulations after Toxic Chemical Discovery

Government Toughens Urethane Track Regulations after Toxic Chemical Discovery

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Following the controversial discovery of alarming concentrations of heavy metals in urethane running tracks, the government has finally decided to revise the safety standards for toxic substances used in urethane construction.  The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards – operating under the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy – [...]

Schools to Replace Toxic Urethane Tracks with Soil-based Playgrounds

Schools to Replace Toxic Urethane Tracks with Soil-based Playgrounds

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Urethane running tracks at Korean elementary, middle, and high schools have been at the center of controversy, with many having been found to contain unhealthy levels of lead. And with the Ministry of Environment revealing that 64 percent of 2,763 schools inspected were found to have urethane tracks or [...]

More Urethane Tracks Unveiled with High Lead Contamination

More Urethane Tracks Unveiled with High Lead Contamination

DAEGU, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – More urethane running tracks have been discovered with high concentrations of lead, but this time, at public parks and sports facilities.  According to the Daegu Metropolitan Government, 14 installations across the city have been declared ‘inappropriate’ for exceeding the lead standard of 9mg/kg.  A public basketball court in Bullo-dong [...]

Vitamin C Accelerates Excretion of Toxic Lead

Vitamin C Accelerates Excretion of Toxic Lead

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Lead contamination is currently a concerning environmental issue across the globe. Earlier this month, Korea also discovered lead contamination in urethane track pads installed at elementary, middle, and high schools across Incheon, resulting in spreading uneasiness among students and parents. Lead, among other heavy metals, is better known for [...]