arsenic contamination

Over 20,000 ponds dug in Bengal in last one year


June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Altogether 20,608 ponds have been dug in West Bengal over the past one year creating 1.25 crore man days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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Budget trendsetting for rural sector: Ramesh


March 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budget was "trendsetting from the rural sector point of view" with allocations for rural development increased by Rs.8,000 crore, Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Arsenic contamination of water toxic to Bangladesh economy: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): An international team of economists has stated that arsenic contamination of drinking water in Bangladesh has now been shown to have an immediate and toxic effect on the ... Read more...

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Scientists suggest solutions for poisonous well water crisis in South Asia


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Over 100 million people in rural southern Asia drink water contaminated with unsafe levels of arsenic - sourced by well water.These people face double the risk of cancer, ... Read more...

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Contaminated water in Bihar district causing physical deformities in children


May 23rd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay KumarBhojpur (Bihar), May 23 (ANI): Even as many people in the country are having a tough time to get a proper water supply this summer, many children in various parts ... Read more...

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Geologists help Indians identify contaminated water sources to fight arsenic poisoning


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 23 (ANI): Geologists studying groundwater arsenic levels in India are empowering Bengalis by helping them identify contaminated water sources so they can make more informed decisions about where to ... Read more...

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Large variations exist in peoples’ ability to eliminate arsenic from body


August 27th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that large variations exist in peoples' ability to eliminate potentially toxic substance arsenic from the body.In the study, Kevin Francesconi and colleagues found ... Read more...

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Arsenic in ground water exceeding prescribed limit in UP and Bihar: Vincent Pala


July 9th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Water Resources Vincent Pala, on Thursday informed the Lok Sabha that arsenic found in ground water from several districts of Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Poisonous arsenic getting into groundwater, thanks to bacteria


March 26th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) Scientists have found out why groundwater in large parts of eastern India and other Asian countries is poisoned by arsenic. The arsenic is being converted by a ... Read more...

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Found: Bacteria to clean arsenic spills


September 8th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on a new bacteria that can clean up arsenic spills even in previously inhospitable terrains.The Giant Mine in Canada is in the sub-arctic region. The ... Read more...

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Living sensor in Canadian mine can warn of arsenic pollution


September 8th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered a living sensor in a giant mine in Canada that can spot contamination in the form of arsenic pollution.They have also ... Read more...

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American medical scientist biased against Ayurveda: India


September 2nd, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India Tuesday said metallic substance in Ayurvedic medicines are well below the permissible level as reported otherwise by a group of medical scientists in the Journal of ... Read more...

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Low-cost tech to provide arsenic-free water to millions


August 29th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A solution to arsenic contamination of underground water resources, linked to rising cancer rates in Southern Asia, has been developed by Queen's University researchers in Belfast.Over 70 million ... Read more...

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Arsenic exposure linked with increased diabetes risk


August 20th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that inorganic arsenic, commonly found in ground water in certain areas, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Study finds arsenic threats in Southeast Asia


July 14th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new model, developed by Eawag researchers, has shown that the contamination of groundwater with arsenic poses a risk to the health of millions of people, especially ... Read more...

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New method developed to map arsenic affected areas


July 14th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) A new, low-cost method has been developed to help accurately map areas where the groundwater has been contaminated by arsenic. Earlier, identifying high-risk areas required costly sampling campaigns, ... Read more...

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Arsenic contamination affects West Bengal’s rural areas


June 4th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Kartik Biswas, a research scholar working on environmental issues, did not know the fatal effect of arsenic contamination. By the time he realised it, he had ... Read more...

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Even your own garden vegetables can be toxic


April 2nd, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by admin
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Many people grow fresh vegetables in their own backyards, believing them to be healthier and cleaner than market produce. But in some cases these greens can be toxic, ... Read more...

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Arsenic contamination of water has no universal solution


December 11th, 2007 - 6:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 11 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found that arsenic contamination of drinking water does not have a universal solution.Madeline Gotkowitz, a hydrogeologist at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural ... Read more...

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Prenatal arsenic exposure makes newborns prone to cancer


November 23rd, 2007 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 23: A recent study conducted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed that prenatal arsenic exposure in newborns may lead to them developing cancer in later life.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

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