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Latest Arsenic contamination of groundwater Stories

2013-10-08 23:32:36

In a recently published research study on arsenic in America's tap water, it was discovered that more than 49 million people are consuming varying amounts of cancer-causing arsenic. This revealing study provides valuable insight based on the results of millions of actual drinking water test data performed by more than 50,000 public water systems nationwide. Natick, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Purdex announces the release of a research paper showing that more than 49...

2013-08-23 10:51:11

A new model to predict the risk of contaminants in groundwater will save those who use it significant time and money, highlighting drinking water quality issues in the process. This model is currently being implemented in China to determine the spread of groundwater contamination by arsenic. "Arsenic poisoning due to the use of contaminated drinking water is a major health problem in many parts of the world," explained Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Lado, a researcher on the model design team....

Apple Juice Arsenic Limits Set By The FDA
2013-07-12 12:18:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, the FDA proposed setting a new limit on the level of arsenic allowed in apple juice after facing public pressure from consumer groups over the past year. The agency proposed a limit of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in apple juice, which is the same level set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for arsenic in drinking water. "The FDA is committed to ensuring the safety of the American food...

2013-05-31 11:02:08

There is a lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness of technologies used to reduce arsenic contamination finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Evidence. More studies assessing the technologies themselves and how they are used in the community are needed to ensure that people have access to safe, clean water. Arsenic is now recognized to be one of the world's greatest environmental hazards, threatening the lives of several hundred million people. Naturally...

2012-02-23 18:00:24

A large-scale genomic study conducted in Bangladesh has discovered genetic variants that control arsenic metabolism and elevate the risk of skin lesions in people chronically exposed to arsenic. In PLoS Genetics, researchers from the University of Chicago, Columbia University, the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh, and the University of North Carolina report that genetic variants found near the enzyme for metabolizing the chemical into a less toxic form are...

2011-12-08 07:57:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Rice is a possible reason for arsenic poisoning in humans, according to this study focusing on the potential for consuming harmful levels of arsenic through various sources. Arsenic occurs naturally in the environment and in elevated concentrations it can be harmful to human health. Common in groundwater, the World Health Organization set guideline limits for Arsenic levels in drinking water (currently 10 micrograms per liter). Concerns about arsenic exposure are...

Tested Juices Exceed Levels Of Arsenic Allowed By FDA
2011-11-30 13:22:47

A recent Consumer Reports analysis shows that 10 percent of juice samples from five brands had total arsenic levels that exceeded federal drinking-water standards. The study included tests of apple and grape juice, a scientific analysis of federal health data, a consumer poll, and interviews with doctors and other experts. Consumer Reports studied 88 samples of apple juice and grape juice purchased in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut by its staffers.  It said that 10 percent...

2011-09-01 11:53:35

With almost 100 million people in developing countries exposed to dangerously high levels of arsenic in their drinking water, and unable to afford complex purification technology, scientists today described a simple, inexpensive method for removing arsenic based on chopped up pieces of ordinary plastic beverage bottles coated with a nutrient found in many foods and dietary supplements. The report was part of the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society...


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