arsenic hazard News

  • Workers in Puerto Rico Could Be Exposed to BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors

    In early 2018, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published informational about bisphenol A (BPA) and occupational exposures. BPA is a synthetic compound that is widely used in the production of polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins, phenolic resins and some specialty waxes. These are found in industrial applications, consumer products and some food packaging.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Arsenic poisoning from drinking water

    A study published in The Lancet this month calculated mortality rates associated with arsenic exposure from drinking water in a Bangladeshi population. Individual-level data was used to determine that 21.4% of all deaths and 23.5% of deaths associated with chronic disease in this population could be attributed to arsenic exposure. Millions of people worldwide are chronically exposed to arsenic ...


  • 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 Illegally Released into California’s Groundwater

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined a natural-gas fired power plant $13,500 for improper management of hazardous waste. According to the EPA, the plant, located in Yuba City, California, generated arsenic from the treatment of wastewater and failed to minimize releases of hazardous waste to the environment. Arsenic occurs naturally in the local groundwater, which the plant uses in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Los Angeles Area Residents Concerned Over Lead & Arsenic Hazards from Recycling Plant

    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published a report about area residents’ concerns over exposure to lead and arsenic from a Vernon battery recycling plant.  The plant is one of the largest of its kind on the West Coast.  It has been around for decades and is located in an area with a dense population. The Los Angeles County Department of Health has announced ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Arsenic Exposure Risks Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health. Their latest educational video discusses health issues associated with exposure to arsenic in the home and at work.   Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that is widely distributed in the earth's crust and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Arsenic poisoning stalks India`s gold mines

    Scientists have found high levels of arsenic in the soil and groundwater near a gold mine in the south Indian state of Karnataka, highlighting health hazards associated with mining the precious metal. A team of scientists that conducted studies in the Kiradalli Tanda village of Yadgir district discovered arsenic ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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. ...

  • 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) ...

  • OSHA cites gun range for workplace lead, arsenic exposure

    Employer name: Kremer's Guns LLC, Celina, Ohio Citations received: Sept. 26, 2015 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Toledo Area Office cited 23 serious safety violations for ...

  • 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 ...

  • Industrial-Grade Fluoridation Chemicals Cost Society $Billions in Arsenic-induced Cancers

    Industrial-grade fluoride chemicals added to US public water supplies contain arsenic that the EPA classifies as a human carcinogen. Switching to low-arsenic pharmaceutical-grade fluoride will save society $1 billion to $14 billion annually, according to research published inEnvironmental Science & Policy, led by former EPA senior scientists who are experts in chemical risk ...


    By NSF International

  • 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

  • LA Testing Provides California Residents with Information Regarding Arsenic Exposure Risks

    Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that is widely distributed in the earth's crust.  People can at times be exposed to arsenic through tainted air, water and food. Exposure to higher-than-average levels of arsenic occurs mainly in the workplace, near hazardous waste sites and areas with high levels naturally occurring in soil, rocks and water. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA issues order on asbestos cleanup at the arsenal business center in Philadelphia

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an administrative compliance order on March 31, 2011 to the owner (Arsenal Associates) and the property management company (Hankin Management, Inc.), of the Arsenal Business Center (formerly known as the Frankford Arsenal), located at 2275 Bridge Street, Philadelphia, Pa. EPA’s order, which becomes effective on April 6, 2011, addresses alleged ...

  • 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.

  • Recent Federal Developments in Hazardous Substances

    EPA Publishes Chemical Data Reporting Rule: On August 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule entitled Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. The revisions, which were first announced August 2, 2011, expand the requirements for ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Fines Yuba City Power Plant $13,500 Following Illegal Arsenic Release

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Calpine Corporation, owner of a 500-megawatt natural-gas fired power plant, $13,500 for the improper management of hazardous waste at its Yuba City, Calif. facility. A July 2009 inspection by EPA at the Sutter Energy Center, a subsidiary of Calpine, discovered a violation of federal requirements pertaining to the management of hazardous waste. In ...

  • EPA to begin final cleanup of recovery act-funded South Minneapolis arsenic site; Open House Aug. 26

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that cleanup of arsenic-contaminated soil at nearly 500 South Minneapolis homes will begin after Labor Day. This project is supported by US$20 million in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Residents pay nothing for the cleanup. From 2004 to 2008, an EPA Superfund team cleaned up 197 properties with arsenic levels ...

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