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Evidence that arsenic was responsible for the madness of King George III

A study revealing high concentrations of arsenic in a sample of King George III's hair is published...of THE LANCET. The authors believe the presence of arsenic in the King's hair contributed to his unusually severe and prolonged bouts of madness. While on the ...

Mailman School receives grant to study reducing skin cancer risk from arsenic in water

...Bangladesh who were exposed to very high levels of arsenic in drinking water. The research will focus on red...s population, which are believed to be a result of arsenic exposure. The Mailman School is combining its research efforts with the International Center for D...

Arsenic discharged from landfills, says Dartmouth research

...nd some other contaminants decreased, the level of arsenic slightly increased. The researchers detail their ...cal Society. This research could shed light on how arsenic pollutes ground water near landfills, especially in areas where the landfill's organic material mixe...

UC Berkeley study finds in utero arsenic exposure tied to lung disease and cancer in adults

...eley -- Children who are exposed to high levels of arsenic in their drinking water are seven to 12 times more...ability that drinking water with concentrations of arsenic less than one-thousandth of a gram per liter could do this, and think that I've got to be wrong. But...

Risk for skin lesions increases with low-dose exposure to arsenic in drinking water

...rsons around the world are exposed to low doses of arsenic through drinking water. However, up until now esti...dence that a population exposed to well water with arsenic concentrations of as little as 50 ug/l is at risk for skin lesions. The report also concludes that o...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- July 26, 2006

...ction and demolition debris -- prevents release of arsenic from chemically treated wood sometimes used to mak...an cause mulch to exceed regulatory guidelines for arsenic leaching. A colorant made from iron oxide usually goes into mulch made from recycled wood to give ...

Columbia U receives $16.9M award to study origin and health effects of arsenic in ground water

...ations into the health effects and geochemistry of arsenic and manganese exposure, particularly in groundwate...d naturally occurring sources of human exposure to arsenic and manganese in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Maine. The award also allows for a continu...

New Orleans 'toxic soup' a less serious problem than initially believed

...s finding potentially hazardous levels of lead and arsenic in New Orleans soil samples collected after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "It should be noted that similar values found in this sampling effort were present in studies conducted before the hurricanes," Abel wrote in a summary of his presentation. (DST...

Winners of 2007 Engineering Awards to be honored at gala dinner

...e contest sought innovative solutions for removing arsenic from drinking water that is slowly poisoning tens of millions of people in developing countries. The second and third place winners will also receive awards. DETAILS: The formal prize presentation event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p....

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007

...letes Vegetable soup chemical reactions Elevated arsenic levels reported in rice grown in South Central Sta... ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Elevated arsenic levels reported in rice grown in South Central States Environmental Science & Technology The la...

Sustainability of energy, food and water theme of ACS national meeting

...th, Room S106A, Level 1) Low-cost, sustainable arsenic treatment systems Collaboration between scientis...dia and Bangladesh. At least 150 simple, low-cost arsenic removal units have been installed in existing wells in these areas, which serve about 200,000 people...

Arsenic in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans, C&EN reports

... is the fact that no one knows the exact amount of arsenic found in chicken meat or ingested by consumers who... of Agriculture has actually measured the level of arsenic in the poultry meat that most people consume, according to the article. The National Chicken Coun...

Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide

...at Wake Forest University have helped confirm that arsenic trioxide marketed as Trisenox significantly impr...ity is a member of CALGB. Patients receiving the arsenic trioxide had a significantly higher likelihood of remaining disease-free, with longer survival than ...

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