arsenic exposure Articles

  • Harmful Effects of Arsenic on Human Health

    Arsenic can pose a serious risk to your health. It is very important to detect any traces of it and have it removed from your water as soon as possible. Detecting any potential arsenic contamination in your water can ensure that you have a fresh, trustworthy supply to drink from. If you don’t, these are some of the health risks you could experience. Skin Changes ...

  • Arsenic Removal

    The Arsenic Removal ProcessArsenic, a naturally occurring element, is found throughout the environment; for most people, food is the major source of exposure. Acute (short-term) high-level inhalation exposure to arsenic dust or fumes has resulted in gastrointestinal effects (nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain); central and peripheral nervous system disorders have occurred in workers acutely ...


  • A Trace of Arsenic

    The cans of baby formula invaded Brian Jackson’s Dartmouth College lab late in 2010. His team picked up an armful of popular brands at the food co-op in Hanover, N.H. Then another armload. Eventually Jackson had a cabinet full of the brightly labeled canisters. Today, he still keeps a few in his office. Not as clutter — that’s not his style. He just likes to keep his toxicology ...


    By Freytech Inc.

  • Arsenic Exposure and Childhood CancerA Systematic Review of the Literature

    The literature on environmental arsenic exposure and childhood cancer risk comprises 1) studies seeking childhood cancers among arsenic-exposed populations, 2) studies seeking arsenic exposure among childhood cancer cases, and 3) studies seeking associations in populations with both arsenic exposures and childhood cancer cases. No skin cancers were found in dermal examinations of over 25,000 ...

  • Inequitable allocation of deep community wells for reducing arsenic exposure in Bangladesh

    Community wells that extend deeper than most private wells are crucial for reducing exposure to groundwater arsenic (As) in rural Bangladesh. This study evaluates the impact on access to safe drinking water of 915 such intermediate (90–150 m) and deep (>150 m) wells across a 180 km2 area where a total of 48,790 tubewells were tested with field kits in 2012–13. Half the shallow private wells ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Winter exposure assessment of copper, zinc and arsenic in drinking water of inhabitants in Beijing, China

    Human exposure to Cu, Zn and As from drinking water in Beijing, China was estimated in winter. Cu, Zn and As were detected at 6.1, 400 and 0.6 µg/L on average in stagnant water, significantly different from those in the actually ingested boiled tap water, 5.1, 130 and 2.4 µg/L, respectively. Daily intake of Cu, Zn and As from drinking water was 0.8%, 7.7% and 28.5% of the minimum for adults ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Arsenic and Bladder Cancer: Observations and Suggestions

    Arsenic from drinking water is a well-known risk factor for bladder cancer. The purpose of this paper is to systematize some important yet often overlooked facts considering the relationship between arsenic exposure and the occurrence of bladder cancer. Since the exposure to inorganic arsenic from food, inhaled air, and skin absorption as well as arsenic methylation ability are not fully ...

  • Reduction in exposure to arsenic from drinking well-water in Bangladesh limited by insufficient testing and awareness

    This study considers potential policy responses to the still very high levels of exposure to arsenic (As) caused by drinking water from shallow tubewells in rural Bangladesh. It examines a survey of 4,109 households in 76 villages of Araihazar upazila conducted two years after a national testing campaign swept through the area. The area is adjacent to the region where a long-term study was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Executive Summary of Arsenic Contamination in the World

    Annex 1 is an ancillary summary database which provides supplementary material to Table 1 in the Executive Summary of Murcott:  Arsenic Contamination in the World: An International Sourcebook.  Table 1 is entitled Arsenic Contamination in the World  and summarizes the exposed populations, the current arsenic standards and the sources of arsenic for each of the 105 identified ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to Deal with Arsenic in Drinking Water

    Thanks to recent developments in technology, daily drinking water undergoes a rigorous treatment process for water to be consumable. This is because most ground and natural river waters have a chemical in them called arsenic. Arsenic is a metallic chemical element that is found commonly among rocks and sulfur in the Earth’s crust. Arsenic is known for getting into your drinking water from ...

  • Solutions for removing arsenic from drinking water

    Arsenic, a metalloid element, is found in many naturally occurring compounds. In its inorganic form, arsenic is toxic. Arsenic occurs naturally in some groundwater supplies worldwide, including in the drinking water supplies in parts of Taiwan, Japan, Bangladesh, and western South America. This is causing health problems, according to the American Cancer Society. Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Determination of arsenic in baby foods and fruit juices by GFAAS

    The United States does not have specific regulations specifying the allowable levels of toxic elements in foods, but many other countries do. For example, Canada has a specific tolerance level for arsenic of 0.1 ppm in ready to serve fruit juices, nectars, and beverages1. The toxic nature of arsenic is such that chronic exposure to the element can lead to internal cancers of the bladder and ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Guide to Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

    It’s said that the human body is made up of almost 60 percent water. Is the water you’re putting into your body pure? Many people are unaware of the chemicals and compounds that are seeping into their drinking water and wreaking havoc on their internal systems. Arsenic, for example, can be found in many different areas. In the Northeast especially, well water is more likely to be ...

  • The effectiveness of arsenic remediation from groundwater in a private home

    Abstract Private wells are the source of drinking water for approximately 15% of households in the United States, but these wells are not regulated or monitored by government agencies. The well waters can contain arsenic, a known carcinogen that occurs in groundwater throughout the nation at concentrations that can exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level defined by the U.S. Environmental ...

  • What You Should Know about Arsenic Treatments

    The nutrients that you put into your body directly impact your health. If you consume water with harmful substances, bacteria, or metalloids, it could create serious issues. While not a metal, arsenic is considered a metalloid because it contains many of the same properties as metallic elements. Typically found in soil, arsenic is harmful when ingested. Unfortunately, many Americans unknowingly ...

  • Removing Inorganic Contaminants with Arsenic Water Treatment

    Inorganic contaminants in drinking water are more than just an annoyance. Arsenic is a naturally occurring carcinogen, which is known to lead to both cancer and heart failure. Arsenic is also a difficult contaminant to detect. Since arsenic is both odorless and colorless, testing has to be conducted in order to reliably identify it. Arsenic often appears in conjunction with iron and manganese. ...

  • How Installing Arsenic Drinking Water Treatment Can Save Your Life

    Arsenic is an element so associated with its toxicity and harmful effects on the human body that the word itself is often used for any kind of general poison. While the exact ways that exposure to the metalloid attacks various organs and systems is still not fully understood, studies throughout the scientific community are continually determining that ingesting arsenic through drinking water can ...

  • Bioaccumulation and oxidative stress in Daphnia magna exposed to arsenite and arsenate

    Arsenic pollution and its toxicity to aquatic organisms have attracted worldwide attention. The bioavailability and toxicity of arsenic are highly related to its speciation. The present study investigated the differences in bioaccumulation and oxidative stress responses in an aquatic organism, Daphnia magna, induced by 2 inorganic arsenic species (As(III) and As(V)). The bioaccumulation of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Using Biological Filtration to Remove Arsenic from Drinking Water

    In 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency changed the standards for arsenic levels in drinking water. At that time, the agency had estimated that more than 36 million Americans were drinking water that contained arsenic levels at or above 3 parts per billion. A new standard was set, lowering the maximum contaminant level to 10 parts per billion (ppb) from the previous standard of 50 ppb. ...

  • How Arsenic Biological Filtration Systems Can Improve Your Life

    Water is the foundation of human existence. It’s used for cooking, bathing, cleaning, and most importantly, drinking. Unfortunately, water is often dirty and contaminated, especially when it’s pulled from groundwater sources and wells. Since many cities have been shown to have low-grade drinking water, concern has increased about water quality. Many people are wondering if their water ...

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