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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...

Arsenic In Rice Could Chromosomal Damage
2013-07-22 17:58:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, rice could raise the risk of genetic damage in humans. Researchers discovered that high concentrations of arsenic in rice could cause chromosomal damage. They found that people in rural West Bengal eating rice  with greater than 0.2 mg/kg arsenic as a staple showed higher frequencies of micronuclei than those consuming rice with less arsenic. The study screened...

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...

2013-02-12 14:37:52

Scientists identified aromatic rice with very low arsenic content and higher concentrations of essential nutrients, selenium and zinc -- published in Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging Millions of people worldwide are regularly exposed to arsenic through drinking water and eating rice grown in soil and water containing high amounts of arsenic. Long-term exposure can lead to the development of different types of cancer as well as serious cardiovascular, neurological, and other health...

2012-09-19 23:03:16

Concerning levels of known human carcinogen found in tests of more than 200 samples Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Here is a link to an infographic that highlights key findings from Consumer Reports' investigation: [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6922431/arsenic-big-04.jpg In Consumer Reports´ tests of more than 60 rice and rice products, inorganic arsenic, a known human carcinogen, was found in most of the name brand and other rice product samples. Levels varied, but were...

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...


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