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  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Geologists studying groundwater arsenic levels in India empower Bengali women, children

    A Kansas State University geologist and graduate student are finding that the most important tools in their fieldwork on groundwater arsenic pollution are women and children armed with pamphlets and testing kits. 'When going into a foreign land, you need the common people's help, support and understanding of the work you are doing,' said Saugata Datta, a K-State assistant professor of geology. ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • High arsenic levels in Asian rice could be reduced through improved irrigation practices

    High levels of arsenic in rice could be reduced by applying improved irrigation management practices in Asia, FAO says in a new report entitled Remediation of Arsenic for Agriculture Sustainability, Food Security and Health in Bangladesh. Studies have shown that high concentrations of arsenic in soil and irrigation water often lead to high levels of arsenic in crops and are posing an increased ...

  • Low-Level Arsenic Exposure Before Birth Associated with Early Puberty and Obesity in Female Mice

    The Female mice exposed in utero, or in the womb, to low levels of arsenic through drinking water displayed signs of early puberty and became obese as adults, according to scientists from the National Institutes of Health. The finding is significant because the exposure level of 10 parts per billion used in the study is the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standard, or maximum ...

  • Arsenic Scrubber for Copper Mine Roaster

    With an expanding global population, demand for minerals continues to grow.   Development of non-traditional resources is expected to increase to meet this growing demand. This includesCopper Mine copper resources challenged by high levels of arsenic.  Mining operations may incur penalties for arsenic in concentrates that exceed a certain amount.  As ore with low levels of ...


    By Envitech, Inc.

  • USGS Finds Elevated Levels of Arsenic, Radon, Methane in Some Private Wells in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

    Tests of 75 private drinking water wells in Lycoming County, in north-central Pennsylvania, found water from most of the sampled wells contained concentrations of radon that exceeded a proposed, nonbinding health standard for drinking water. Smaller percentages of the wells contained concentrations of arsenic or methane that exceed existing drinking water standards. The US Geological ...

  • 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 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arsenic linked with one in five deaths in Bangladesh

    The first study to follow people exposed to arsenic in the long term has found that one in five deaths in Bangladesh could be attributed to drinking well water contaminated with the substance. Researchers found that long-term exposure, even to low levels of arsenic, through drinking water increases the mortality rate from a variety of diseases. "Up to one in five deaths could have been averted or ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Indian arsenic clean-up `working well`

    A new chemical-free method to remove arsenic from water is working well in pilot plants in India, scientists report. The method, developed by a team of European and Indian scientists, was tested in six plants set up to supply safe arsenic-free water to Kasimpore village in India's West Bengal state, one of the most arsenic-contaminated sites in the world. An estimated 140 million people in Asia ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Arsenic removal by NF in Mekong delta of Vietnam

    Currently, Woongjin Chemical's R&D department is participating in a study with Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology in the removal of arsenic in the Mekong delta region of Vietnam. The project, which begain in April 2008 and will last until March 2010, is funded entirely by Woongjin Chemical worth around $60,000 US dollars. Nanofiltration was chosen because the rejection rate for ...


    By Toray Chemical Korea

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