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Drinking arsenic water leads to cancer

...n of Bangladesh are at risk of getting cancer from arsenic deposits in well water. Drinking arsenic tainted water for prolonged periods results in skin lesions and cancer of kidney, skin, lung and bla...

Chickens Found To Have High Levels of Arsenic

...s young chickens have significant higher levels of arsenic than other poultry or meat. Arsenic is an approved...the liver tissue of 5,000 chickens to estimate the arsenic concentrations of the muscle tissue, which is the part of the chicken that is most consumed. They fo...

Arsenic poisoning reactions can be traced to genes

The reaction to a common water pollutant called arsenic may not be the same in all people. Researchers hav...ndividual genetic inheritance defines how much the arsenic taken by the body will cause harm to the health. Researchers found that three genes are involved in ...

Arsenic May Have Been Responsible For The Madness Of King George III Of England

...study reports to have found high concentrations of arsenic in a sample of King George III’s hair and this may...tin Warren and colleagues investigated exposure of arsenic in a sample of the King’s hair. Professor Warren said: “The presence of arsenic in a sample of the K...

Ban On Indian Ayurvedic Drugs In Canada

...ins potentially harmful levels of lead, mercury or arsenic above permissible levels, and it said users of Ayurvedic medicine may be at risk for heavy metal toxicity, and testing of Ayurvedic HMPs for toxic heavy metals should be mandatory. However a spokesperson from Darbur India when asked to comment on t...

Arsenic in drinking water

... local rocks. Industrial effluents also contribute arsenic to water in some areas. Arsenic is also used comme...vatives. Combustion of fossil fuels is a source of arsenic in the environment through disperse atmospheric deposition. Inorganic arsenic can occur in the envi...

High concentration of heavy metals in Herbal medicines

...fact, several of the HMPs could result in lead and arsenic intakes of 1,000 to 10,000 times greater than the regulatory standards. It has now been made mandatory that all herbal products should be tested for their heavy metal content prior to export. The notification has been issued by the Department of Ayu...

Export Of Ayurvedic Medicines Affected Due To High Heavy Metal Content

...y such a warning. Despite the presence of lead and arsenic in a branded Ayurvedic medicine, the presence of only mercury was indicated in the label. Water and soil pollution has been accounted for this high heavy metal content. Following the issue of notice by the Canadian Government, the Government of In...

Indian Ayurveda in troubled waters abroad.

... tested contained heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic much beyond the permissible limits. The reason ...ines containing poisonous substances like mercury, arsenic and red oxide of lead have to carry a warning. In order to pose a solution the government is maki...

Arsenic in Drinking Water Predisposes Children To Lung Cancer in Later Life

...ability that drinking water with concentrations of arsenic less than one-thousandth of a gram per liter could...'ve got to be wrong. But our years of working with arsenic exposure in India and Chile tie in with this study perfectly." Arsenic is classified as a semi-metal...

Alternative therapy – an alternative to HRT

...ccording to the report, contaminants like mercury, arsenic lead and pesticides are also a cause of concern. Richard Warren, honorary secretary of the RCOG, said: "The current interest and enthusiasm directed towards alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms is understandable, but the full risks and be...

Underground Water Contamination In Tripura

...ed agency revealed that underground water contains arsenic of not less that 0.05 mg. The study said water s...er and Land Management (NERIWALM) in a report said arsenic levels in the states of Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh was above 300 parts per billio...

Low Doses Of Arsenic Have Broad Impact On Hormone Activity – Says A Researc

...gesting a broader effect and a common mechanism of arsenic on how these hormones function. "Since most of the health consequences of exposure to arsenic - various cancers, diabetes, heart and vascular disease, reproductive and developmental effects, etc...

Mighty Conqueror Felled by Stomach Cancer

...recent theory, running since the 1961 discovery of arsenic in two strands of Napoleons’ hair was that the ruler’s death was due to arsenic poisoning. Publishing results in the journal Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology...

One- Fifths of Lung Cancer Patients are Non-smoking Women: Study

...f lung cancer though radon, asbestos, chromium and arsenic are also associated with lung cancer. The American Cancer Society predicts that lung cancer will be diagnosed in 213,000 Americans in 2007 and kill 160,000 of them. Says Chang,” We know that secondhand smoke does increase the risk of lung cancer ...

Arsenic Compound Effective in Treating Rare Leukemia

...h (LIJ) Medical Center have helped confirm that an arsenic compound, coupled with standard chemotherapy treat...atients, a term he doesn’t use lightly. “I believe arsenic trioxide will become part of the new standard protocol for treatment of APL in many patients,” he sa...

Ark Land Brand Bottled Water Faces a Bottleneck

...urally carbonated mineral water, feared to contain arsenic has been recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency//. This brand of mineral water is packaged as 330-milliliter (ml) (11.6-ounce) bottles carrying a Universal Product Code (UPC) 7 85000 12033 9, and as 550-ml (18.6-ounce) bottles with UPC 7 85...

Arsenic in Chicken Feed may Cause Health Complications

...ll, people are left guessing about the quantity of arsenic found in chicken meat. The article states “Neit... of Agriculture has actually measured the level of arsenic in the poultry meat that most people consume.” The National Chicken Council has refuted these cla...

Ecologists Desperate to Save Dal Lake in Kashmir

... of water samples of the Lake recently showed that arsenic levels were almost 1,000 times above permissible levels. Sunit Mittal, who has been a regular tourist, thinks that not many steps are being taken by the Government to stop pollution. He says: This is a beautiful place but it is becoming from bad ...

Arsenic Poison can Make Longer Life of Leukemia Patients

CHICAGO, Well known as a poison that can kill, arsenic also can prolong the lives of patients with a rare...elapse rates are great enough to justify including arsenic trioxide in standard first-line treatment" of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) a rare form of acut...

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