updated Tue. October 11, 2022
April 29, 2018
Officials in southwestern Japan are warning that a recent volcanic eruption may have triggered water pollution. Water from Nagaegawa River became murky following an eruption at Mount Ioyama near the river earlier this month. Miyazaki Prefectural officials conducted checks. They say arsenic about 200ÃâÃÂ ...
April 28, 2018
It was a day like any other Sunday at the Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church in New Sweden. When the service ended, churchgoers went to the back of church for coffee and snacks. Dale Anderson is one of 16 people who drank coffee that day, not knowing someone poisoned the urn with arsenic. Minutes later he felt sick.
April 28, 2018
FREEPORT — The Freeport High School theater department will present “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7:30 p.m. May 10-12 in the Jeannette Lloyd Theatre, 701 W. Empire St. Arsenic and Old Lace is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but nowÃâÃÂ ...
April 28, 2018
Arsenic is a regional problem in the Southwest. It occurs naturally in rocks and sediment and enters drinking water in conditions of low precipitation, high evaporation, slow aquifer recharge, and over-pumping of groundwater. The Navajo aquifer was first tapped for running water on Hopi land in the 1980s,ÃâÃÂ ...
Journal of Commerce
April 27, 2018
Natalie Plato, Yellowknife-based deputy director of the remediation project for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, provides key government oversight on an ambitious plan that aims to contain or minimize the effects of arsenic trioxide contamination and return much of an 870-hectare site to its originalÃâÃÂ ...
April 19, 2018
It grows in Swedish wetlands contaminated with the toxic arsenic from nearby mining operations. Researchers found that the moss brought the arsenic levels of water down to drinkable levels surprisingly quickly, according to research published in the journal Environmental Pollution. In northern SwedenÃâÃÂ ...
April 18, 2018
Scientists in Sweden have discovered a moss that purifies water contaminated with poisonous arsenic so successfully that it becomes safe to drink. Researchers at Stockholm University say the aquatic moss, warnstofia fluitans, which flourishes in northern Sweden, can rapidly absorb arsenic, removing asÃâÃÂ ...
April 17, 2018
FDA experts have been testing for arsenic levels in foods for decades to learn about exposure levels and study possible health risks associated with arsenic in foods. For many years, we have partnered with other federal agencies and outside organizations to work on reducing consumer exposure toÃâÃÂ ...
Government Accountability Office
April 16, 2018
The FDA warned in 2016 that infants face a higher health risk than adults from arsenic owing to their less-varied diets, and proposed guidance on arsenic levels in infant rice cereal. We reviewed recent scientific work and FDA and USDA actions to manage the risk of arsenic in rice. We found the agenciesÃâÃÂ ...
March 3, 2018
But as a new report by Clean Label Project and examined by Consumer Reports points out, many of these products may also have you ingesting undisclosed ingredients like lead and arsenic. Clean Label Project—a non-profit organization that examines truth in food labeling—reviewed 134 popular proteinÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
The Misericordia Players will present the farcical comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace," on March 22-25 in Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall on the campus of Misericordia University. Performances on March 22-24 are at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, March 25, the show begins at 2 p.m. Tickets for general admissionÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
Whether for weight loss, muscle building, or simply as a convenient quick meal on the go, many Americans turn to protein powders and drinks. But a new study shows that many of the top-selling powders and drinks may contain concerning levels of heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, mercury, andÃâÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
Earlier this month, Bruni Rural Water Supply Corporation notified the public that the water supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level for arsenic. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the MCL for arsenic is 0.010 mg/L and Bruni's drinking water indicated anÃâÃÂ ...
Environmental Working Group
February 28, 2018
WASHINGTON – In Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's latest blow to children's health, the agency is shutting down a vital office that provides funding to scientists studying the impacts of toxic chemicals on kids. Last night, the EPA confirmed it will close the National Center for EnvironmentalÃâÃÂ ...
February 23, 2018
An EU-wide warning has been issued over a children's toy feared to contain dangerously high levels of arsenic. The "Magnetic Putty" toy was banned from sale by Northamptonshire Trading Standards (NTS) who found it had seven times the permitted amount of arsenic. Amazon, eBay and Groupon allÃâÃÂ ...
CBS New York
February 23, 2018
Although not being part of an e-cigarette coil, the scientists found that the dangerous chemical arsenic was also being produced by the heating process. “We don't know yet whether metals are chemically leaching from the coil or vaporizing when it's heated,” Dr. Rule added. The reports warns that constantÃâÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
A worried mother has issued a warning after she claims her young daughter was poisoned by arsenic after playing with Magnetic Putty. Frances Kelly, from Lanarkshire, says Neve had 10 times the safe level of the poison in her urine and is now poised to take legal action over the matter with partner Mark.
February 14, 2018
At the meeting of the Society of Arts, held in London on Wednesday night, Dr. Armstrong presiding, Mr. William Thomson, of Manchester, read a paper on “Arsenic in food and beer.” The lecturer, after describing the nature of arsenic, pointed out that coal smoke contained a considerable quantity of arsenicÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
Researchers want to introduce a moss that can clean arsenic from water to Swedish wetlands, which have been contaminated with arsenic from nearby iron mines. Unchecked, the arsenic could travel through the food web, making its way from prey to predator to agricultural products. Could this naturalÃâÃÂ ...