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  • Dow Water Solutions Reduces Arsenic to Non-Detectable Levels in Arizona

    ADSORBSIA™ GTO™ Media Helps Black Canyon City Comply with EPA Standards MIDLAND, Mich.—  Dow Water Solutions today announced that three water treatment systems, incorporating ADSORBSIA™ GTO™ arsenic removal media, have reduced the presence of arsenic to non-detectable levels in Black Canyon City, Ariz.  Operating efficiently since August 2006, the systems are purifying wells ...

  • Arsenic in Rice Prompts FDA Investigation

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been monitoring rice and rice products for traces of inorganic arsenic, a chemical that can cause serious long-term health effects under certain circumstances. The agency has already analyzed about 200 rice and rice product samples and plans to analyze an additional 1,000 samples. Common rice products include cereals, rice beverages, and rice cakes, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Arsenic wood field testing kit

    Now available from Industrial Test Systems, Inc. is a quick, easy, field test kit that can confirm the presence of inorganic arsenic in wood. Arsenic Quick™ 481396-W kit is a modification of the US Patented, ETV Verified arsenic test for drinking water. This 10 minute test readily confirms the absence or presence of arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA treated lumber using safe ...

  • Identifying areas at risk for arsenic contamination

    The contamination of groundwater with arsenic poses a risk to the health of millions of people, especially in the densely populated river deltas of Southeast Asia. To date, no method has been available for identifying high-risk areas without conducting costly sampling campaigns. Now, Eawag has developed a model that allows vulnerable areas to be pinpointed using existing data on geology and soil ...

  • PlasmaQuant MS — Accurate and Precise Arsenic Speciation in Foods and Beverage with Superior Detection Limits

    With its unrivalled sensitivity, the PlasmaQuant ® MS Elite delivers the lowest detection limits of any ICP-MS when measuring both organic and inorganic species of arsenic in food ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • PlasmaQuant® MS — Accurate and Precise Arsenic Speciation in Foods and Beverage with Superior Detection Limits

    With its unrivalled sensitivity, the PlasmaQuant® MS Elite delivers the lowest detection limits of any ICP-MS when measuring both organic and inorganic species of arsenic in food and beverages. The high toxicity of inorganic arsenic means regular monitoring of food products is important. Various seafoods for example contain high levels of the less toxic organic ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • New arsenic wood field testing kit

    Now available from Industrial Test Systems, Inc. is a quick, easy, field test kit that can confirm the presence of inorganic arsenic in wood. Arsenic Quick™ 481396-W kit is a modification of the US Patented, ETV Verified arsenic test for drinking water. This 10 minute test readily confirms the absence or presence of arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA treated lumber using safe reagents. The ...

  • New Range of Portable Arsenic Test Kits

    The new DigiPAsS and VisuPAsS systems from Palintest Ltd offer accurate, laboratory-standard testing in a portable field kit format. Both options use the well-established Gutzeit method to detect Arsenic levels in drinking water, up to and well beyond the WHO recommended maximum of 10 mg/l. The method used first converts all Arsenic in a sample to ...

  • New arsenic quick™ mini-kits released

    Industrial Test Systems Inc., innovators of water quality testing announce the Arsenic Quick™ mini-kits. Our new mini-kits, a smaller version of our world renowned and highly rated Quick™ kits, are now available in five and two tests with detection ranges from 1-500 ppb. Our Quick™ Arsenic tests were developed with considerations for safety, accuracy, ease-of-use, and speed. ...

  • First accurate test for arsenic in soil developed

    If you have a cat or dog who likes to hide under the deck or children who play on equipment made with pressure-treated wood, you’ll be glad to hear that analytical chemist Julian Tyson and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently developed the first-ever accurate test for arsenic compounds in soil, promising a significantly improved environmental and health impact ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Study Finds Eating Rice Increases Arsenic Levels

    In the wake of a media frenzy surrounding high levels of arsenic in apple juice, a recently published study now indicates that eating rice may increase exposure to arsenic.   Researchers tested urine samples from over 200 pregnant women, some of whom ate a half-cup of rice daily and some who did not. Testing revealed that women who consumed a half-cup of rice for at least two days had 53 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Arsenic: when will the clean water start flowing?

    Razia Begum has been asking the same question for two years now: 'Please will someone fix my arsenic filter?' She lives in Nagda, a village in one of the areas of Bangladesh most severely contaminated by arsenic in drinking water — although at first glance there is nothing about the village's lush paddy fields to suggest anything dangerous. Razia's family, like many thousands of others in such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New Arsenic Quick mini kits released - one of the best Arsenic water testing kits available

    Today, Industrial Test Systems Inc., innovators of water quality testing announces two new models of the Arsenic Quick™ mini-kits. The mini-kits, a smaller version of our world renowned and highly rated Quick™ kits, are now available in five tests. The new kits Arsenic Ultra Low Quick™ II (481300-5) with a detection range of 0 to >20 ppb (μ,g/L) and Arsenic Low Range Quick™ II (481301-5) ...

  • Industrial Test Systems, Inc. releases new Arsenic Quick™ mini-kits

    Industrial Test Systems Inc., innovators of water quality testing announce the Arsenic Quick™ mini-kits. Our new mini-kits, a smaller version of our world renowned and highly rated Quick™ kits, are now available in five and two tests with detection ranges from 1-500 ppb. Our Quick™ Arsenic tests were developed with considerations for safety, accuracy, ease-of-use, and speed. They are ideal for ...

  • Merckoquant® arsenic rapid tests now even more customer-friendly

    Arsenic in our water is a global problem: More than 100 million people worldwide drink water with high arsenic contamination. With its efficient Merckoquant® arsenic tests, Merck provides simple visual rapid tests that – thanks to their high detection sensitivity – can be used for control testing of water supplies contaminated by arsenic. The handy Merckoquant® test strips are especially easy to ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • scTRACE Gold – new sensor for straightforward and reliable determination of arsenic in water

    Metrohm is pleased to introduce the scTRACE Gold, a new sensor for the straightforward voltammetric determination of arsenic in water. The scTRACE Gold is simply plugged in the electrode shaft; as there is no preconditioning required, users can start measuring immediately after. Analysis time per sample is approximately 10 minutes only and ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Slag Containing Arsenic, Mercury, and Lead Contaminates Columbia River

    According to the Huffington Post, Teck Resources Ltd. has admitted that discharge from their smelter has polluted the Columbia River across the U.S. and Canada border for 100 years, from 1896 to 1995. The Columbia River is contaminated with slag containing arsenic, mercury, lead, and other metals left over after the company processed zinc at its smelter located near the river. Teck ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Tests show different arsenic levels in North California spill

    The nation's largest electricity provider, state regulators and an environmental group issued differing data Thursday about the levels of toxins detected in a North Carolina river following a massive spill of coal ash. Test results released by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Duke Energy showed arsenic and ...


    By Associated Press

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA cites Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware for hazards associated with lead, cadmium and inorganic arsenic

    Screen It Graphics of Lawrence, which conducts business as Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 27 safety and health violations at the manufacturing facility. An OSHA inspection was prompted by a referral from a local health department and conducted as part of the agency's national emphasis program ...

  • Famous pigment, medical cure, notorious poison - toxic arsenic determined with new, low-cost sensor

    The cultural history of arsenic is fascinating. In present times, however, arsenic is mainly considered a threat to the health of millions of people as it contaminates their drinking water in many regions of this planet. An article recently published sheds light on the various uses of arsenic in the past and presents a new, straightforward and affordable method to ...


    By Metrohm AG

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