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2014-01-20 09:53:44

Buried deep in the mud along the banks of a remote salt lake near Yosemite National Park are colonies of bacteria with an unusual property: they breathe a toxic metal to survive. Researchers from the University of Georgia discovered the bacteria on a recent field expedition to Mono Lake in California, and their experiments with this unusual organism show that it may one day become a useful tool for industry and environmental protection. The bacteria use elements that are notoriously...

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...

2013-10-03 23:03:06

Agency Responds to Petition Brought by Health Care Without Harm and Eight Other Health and Environmental Groups Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 In a letter responding to a petition brought by nine major health and environmental organizations, including Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), on September 30, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will withdraw 98 of 101 approvals given to arsenic-based animal drugs. This action will remove three of the four...

2013-09-30 23:01:59

Pionetics® Corporation is pleased to announce that LINX® Drinking Water Systems can help protect consumers from Arsenic contamination in their drinking water. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Pionetics® Corporation is pleased to announce that LINX® Drinking Water Systems can help protect consumers from Arsenic contamination in their drinking water. In recent news, it has been reported that California’s Central Valley has drinking water contaminated with...

Rice Products Found To Contain Low Amounts Of Arsenic
2013-09-07 04:22:44

[ Watch the Video: Can Eating Rice Kill You? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Testing by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found low levels of arsenic in rice, but the agency said that the amounts of the carcinogen aren’t enough to make the popular side dish dangerous to eat. According to the Associated Press (AP), the FDA tested 1,300 samples of rice and rice products. While the overall amounts varied, they reported that brown rice contains...

2013-09-05 11:30:26

Even before they are born, babies accumulate changes in their DNA through a process called DNA methylation that may interfere with gene expression, and in turn, their health as they grow up. But until now it's been unclear just how long these changes during the prenatal period persist. In a new study, researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health establish that signs of DNA methylation persist through early childhood, suggesting...

2013-08-23 10:54:24

A new study confirms that exposure to low to moderate amounts of arsenic in drinking water can impair lung function. Doses of about 120 parts per billion of arsenic in well water—about 12 times the dose generally considered safe—produced lung damage comparable to decades of smoking tobacco. Smoking, especially by males, made arsenic-related damage even worse. This is the first population-based study to clearly demonstrate significant impairment of lung function, in some cases extensive...

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....


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