arsenic in water News

  • Arsenic Leaches into Iowa Water Supply

    Arsenic has numerous forms, one of which is arsenite. When arsenic is described as harmful, the specific type of arsenic being referred to is arsenite. It is the most common form of arsenic found in drinking water.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ingesting small amounts of arsenite can cause nausea, vomiting, decreased production of red and white blood ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The danger of arsenic in water and the technology to end with it

    In the last two decades, in Mexico, people have consumed double the arsenic allowed by the WHO. Arsenic is a substance that predisposes to the development of diseases such as lung, skin, breast, prostate, kidney, liver and skin cancer and to the development of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to an analysis of impacts and assessment ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • Technique for arsenic-free water developed

    A novel approach to arsenic removal could lead to a quick and inexpensive purification of drinking water in developing countries. Previous research demonstrated that arsenic can be removed from water using activated carbon or iron minerals, such as magnetite nanocrystals. However, such particles are too small to be effective in flowing water and they quickly degrade when exposed to the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Extreme Arsenic Levels Found in Arizona Water

    PHOENIX, Arizona (ENS) - An Arizona water utility has been ordered to provide an alternative source of drinking water to customers within three days because it is currently serving water with arsenic concentrations more than 30 times the federal standard. Long term exposure to arsenic may lead to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidneys, nasal passages, liver and ...

  • 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

  • Plastic bottles could clean arsenic-contaminated water

    Chopped up plastic bottles covered in a common chemical may be a simple and inexpensive method for removing arsenic from drinking water. A team of chemists at Monmouth University, United States, found that bits of plastic coated with cysteine, a common molecule found in foods, bind to arsenic. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Occurrence of arsenic a reminder of the importance of testing well water

    The occurrence of arsenic in some well water in Pennsylvania is a reminder that private well owners should test their water regularly, the National Ground Water Association said today. “NGWA recommends that private well owners test their water annually for bacteria, nitrate, and anything of local concern, the latter of which could include arsenic for some Pennsylvanians,” said NGWA ...

  • 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) ...

  • EPA orders Douglas drinking water system to reduce arsenic

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the Monte Vista Water Company to reduce arsenic levels in their drinking water system or face penalties of up to $37,500 per day for each violation. The EPA’s order requires the system, serving over 150 residents northwest of downtown, to develop and meet a schedule to comply with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act’s arsenic standard ...

  • The Pentair Foundation funds Arsenic-free water efforts in Bangladesh

    An estimated 77 million people in Bangladesh, or roughly half of the country's population, have been exposed to toxic arsenic levels in their drinking water since the 1970s. That's when the installation of hand-pumped wells throughout Bangladesh began tapping groundwater laden with naturally occurring arsenic. In response to this crisis, the Ecological ...

  • Natural processes can limit spread of arsenic in water, says study

    Many people in Bangladesh and other parts of Asia have been poisoned by drinking groundwater laced with arsenic—not introduced by humans, but leached naturally from sediments, and now being tapped by shallow drinking wells. In recent years, to avoid the problem, deeper wells have been sunk 500 feet or more to purer waters—but fears have remained that when deep water is pumped out, ...

  • 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

  • AdEdge Technologies Installs 100th Public Water System for Arsenic Removal

    Hampton Falls, N.H. (Nov. 9, 2006) - AdEdge Technologies, Inc. installed its 100th small water system for arsenic and iron removal for the Lincoln Akerman School located in Hampton Falls, N.H. Adedge was selected in 2006 by the Hampton Falls School District to design and fabricate full-scale AD26 arsenic and iron treatment system for the Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls. The Lincoln ...

  • 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 ...

  • U.S. EPA Orders Kern County Public Water System to Reduce Arsenic in Drinking Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently settled with Arvin Community Services District (ACSD), located in Arvin, Calif., for arsenic violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. ACSD has agreed to provide residents with alternative water until they are found to be in compliance and will pay a penalty of $14,750. In October 2008, EPA issued an order requiring the system to meet the arsenic ...

  • Private U.S. Drinking Water Wells Contaminated with Arsenic and Other Harmful Elements

    Geologists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently discovered that 13 percent of untreated drinking water contains at least one potentially dangerous element at a concentration exceeding federal regulations or guidelines, reports Scientific American. Researchers checked private wells for 24 trace elements and found that they taint more wells than other pollutants, such as pesticides and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • AdEdge Water Technologies Now Provides All Sizes of Arsenic Treatment Systems

    AdEdge Water Technologies announced today that it now supplies Bayoxide E33 media for arsenic water treatment systems in any size community. E33 is an adsorptive media implemented successfully in more than 400 AdEdge installations worldwide. The company will continue to sell E33 media replacements for existing arsenic treatment systems. Headquartered in Duluth, GA, AdEdge Water Technologies has ...

  • EPA Orders Public Water System on Indian Reservation in Riverside County to Address Arsenic in Drinking Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week ordered D&D Mobile Home Park to address violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. D&D, located on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation in Riverside County, was found to have high levels of arsenic in its public system that provides drinking water to its 300 mobile park residents. The order requires D&D to come into ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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