arsenic exposure

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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1 in 5 deaths in Bangladesh linked to arsenic in drinking water


June 24th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Exposure to arsenic in drinking water - even at low levels - increases the risk of death from any cause, suggests a new study conducted on Bangladeshis.Arsenic is ... Read more...

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Exposure to arsenic in drinking water has fatal consequences


June 19th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Exposure to arsenic in drinking water - even at low levels - increases the risk of death from any cause, say researchers.Arsenic is known to be a potent ... Read more...

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Arsenic in playgrounds not harmful to kids: Study


May 21st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Researchers in University of Alberta have found in a study that children in playgrounds aren't at risk from pressure treated wooden playground structures.For parents who love to take ... Read more...

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How arsenic exposure triggers tumour growth


February 24th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism by which the environmental toxin arsenic leads to adverse health effects, including bladder cancer."In a collaborative investigation we found that arsenic, at environmentally ... Read more...

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Chinese herbal products may trigger urinary tract cancer


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) After several Chinese goods came under the scanner due to possible health hazards, now a new study says herbal products made in that country could increase the risk ... Read more...

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Banned Chinese herbal ingredient linked to urinary tract cancer risk


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): The consumption of popular Chinese herbal products containing carcinogen aristolochic acid is linked to an increased risk of urinary tract cancer, a new study has found.Many countries, such ... 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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Simulated gut system to test soil contaminated with arsenic


October 8th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A team of scientists have simulated a gastrointestinal system in order to test soil contaminated with arsenic for its potential to harm humans, a method that is ... 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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Scientists find solution to remove scourge of arsenic poisoning in South Asia


August 29th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Researchers at the Queens University Belfast have come up with a solution to the worlds worst case of ongoing mass poisoning by creating a new low-cost technology ... 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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Folic acid supplements can ‘dramatically lower’ blood arsenic levels


November 14th, 2007 - 2:03 am ICT by admin
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Folic acid may help reduce blood arsenic levels


November 14th, 2007 - 1:49 am ICT by admin
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