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Latest Arsenic poisoning Stories

2011-05-09 07:34:31

Exposure to even moderate levels of arsenic in drinking water is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, especially among smokers, according to this study.

2011-05-06 14:12:53

Arsenic exposure and smoking each elevate the risk of disease.

2011-05-06 13:54:23

Exposure to even moderate levels of arsenic in drinking water is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, especially among smokers, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

2010-12-08 21:41:01

Potentially harmful arsenic levels have been found in private water wells in towns across Maine where elevated arsenic risks were not previously suspected.

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2010-11-04 13:21:27

A study of Michigan residents suggests that people who live in areas with moderately elevated levels of arsenic in the drinking water may have an increased risk of stroke.

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2010-04-28 11:28:15

Doctors reconsider health and death of 'El Libertador,' general who freed South America.

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2009-08-26 09:55:00

Large variations exist in peoples' ability to eliminate arsenic from the body, according to a new study that questions existing standards for evaluating the human health risks from the potentially toxic substance.

2008-10-13 09:00:26

Number of sick in south China water poisoning rises to 450 NANNING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The number of people sickened after drinking contaminated water in south China has risen to 450 as of Friday, including four with arsenic poisoning.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

South China water poisoning toll rises to 200 sick NANNING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The number of people made ill after drinking contaminated water in south China has risen to 200 from Tuesday's 136, as medical tests found more people with arsenic poisoning.

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2008-08-20 06:20:00

What's flowing in ground water could cause adult-onset diabetes, according to U.S. researchers.


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