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HydroGlobe acquired by Graver Technologies

...or the removal of heavy metals including lead and arsenic from water, has been acquired by Graver Technologies, a leading manufacturer of filtration and separation products. HydroGlobe was founded in 2000 by three Stevens professors based on research conducted at the Center for Environmental Systems (CE...

Arsenic ingestion from well water associated with increased risk of lung cancer

...an who consumed drinking water with high levels of arsenic have a higher risk of lung cancer, with cigarette ...ll water contaminated with a high concentration of arsenic before the establishment of the public tap water system. Chi-Ling Chen, Ph.D., of the College of Pub...

Some herbal medicine products contain potentially toxic amounts of heavy metals

...percent contained metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic at levels that could be toxic if taken as directed...on City Hall. Concentrations of lead, mercury and arsenic were measured in the samples. The potential amount of daily metal ingestion, estimated by using manu...

Research by scientists affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University

...ill in Maine causes release of naturally-occurring arsenic from sediment into groundwater, and efforts to pre...his landfill. When several methods of removing the arsenic failed, the researchers came up with another idea: sequestration of arsenic through the formation of...

HydroGlobe licenses new arsenic-removal technology

...patent-pending technology that effectively removes arsenic III and V from drinking water. Pioneered by Steven...new adsorptive media for cost-effective removal of arsenic and heavy metals from drinking water. "This technology is the most effective available today for rem...

Combination of toxin and poison may be novel treatment for leukemia

...immel Cancer Center scientists have discovered why arsenic has long been a successful way to treat certain le...for centuries for a variety of medicinal purposes, arsenic was first used as therapy for cancer in post-revolution China and is known to be effective against t...

Arsenic remedy for arsenic poisoning?

A homeopathic remedy made from arsenic oxide could ease the suffering of the hundreds of millions of people at risk from arsenic poisoning worldwide. Research, published this week in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, su...

Drug may treat previously incurable brain cancer, say Stanford researchers

...rd University School of Medicine. The drug, called arsenic trioxide, increases the effectiveness of radiation...radiation oncology, who led the study. "The use of arsenic trioxide with radiation may be one way to make the treatment more effective." Arsenic trioxide has b...

Report shows high arsenic in some southeast NH private wells

...hire counties are using private wells that contain arsenic in concentrations that exceed federal safety stand... Ayotte said. "We knew from previous studies that arsenic was a problem regionally in eastern New Hampshire. What this study has done is allow us to better i...

Study finds that children are exposed to too many violent movies

...dn't think of exposing their children to food with arsenic in it. We need to teach them to think of violent movies in the same way," he says. The survey revealed that the most popular movies for fifth graders, who are usually about 10 years old, were I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream, with both movi...

Irrigation may produce arsenic-tainted rice in Bangladesh

The arsenic that has contaminated much of Bangladesh's drinkin...derable research effort on the effects of drinking arsenic contaminated water in Bangladesh," says Andrew Meharg, Ph.D., a biogeochemist at the University of A...

Other highlights in the November 20 issue of JNCI

...dder cancer who had been exposed to high levels of arsenic have tumors with greater chromosomal instability, ... tumor DNA in 123 patients who had been exposed to arsenic in their drinking water. The authors found that the total number of chromosomal changes was higher i...

Inaccurate arsenic test kits jeopardize water safety in Bangladesh and India

...in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India, suggests the arsenic test kits used by field workers are frequently ina... The World Health Organization advocates a maximum arsenic level in water of 10 micrograms per liter the standard currently used by the EPA but many developi...

ACS announces awards for environmentally-conscious business innovation

...th chromated copper arsenate (CCA), which contains arsenic and hexavalent chromium both known carcinogens. Chemical Specialties, Inc. (CSI), has developed a formulation, called ACQ Preserve, made from recycled copper scrap, that is as effective against fungi, termites and other pests as CCA-treated wood but...

Arsenic in well water related to atherosclerosis

DALLAS, March 26 Long-term exposure to ingested arsenic a contaminant in artesian well water in many part...eport a strong dose-dependent relationship between arsenic exposure and accelerated development of atherosclerosis in the arteries leading to the brain. The f...

Free radicals mediate arsenic's harmful effects

... of Physicians and Surgeons. "If we understand how arsenic causes cancer, we'll have better means of preventi...duction within five minutes of being exposed to an arsenic compound. The compound, sodium arsenite--the main toxic form of arsenic in the environment--also boo...

Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees

...of the chemicals present in the factories, such as arsenic and benzene, areknown carcinogens. In a semiconductor plant, much of the work takes place in "clean rooms"in which everyone has to wear head-to-toe bunny suits. Unfortunately, thisenvironment is designed to protect sensitive chips, not the he...

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