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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 Cou...

Napoleon's mysterious death unmasked, UT Southwestern researcher says

...cancer. The analysis, which also refutes rumors of arsenic poisoning, points to gastrointestinal bleeding as ...d of stomach cancer. In 1961, an elevated level of arsenic was found in hair taken from Napoleon, inspiring rumors of arsenic poisoning. To find answers, Dr...

Dartmouth study finds that arsenic inhibits DNA repair

...a, Mexico, have published a study on the impact of arsenic exposure on DNA damage. They have determined that arsenic in drinking water is associated with a decrease in the body's ability to repair its DNA. "This wor...

Researchers discover way to transport environmental arsenic to plant leaves in new clean-up strategy

Environmental arsenic pollution is a serious and growing environmental p...polluted sites. There was a problem, however. The arsenic sequestered from soil remained largely in the roots of the plant, making it difficult to harvest for...

Katrina floodwaters not as toxic to humans as previously thought, study says

...tists say. They also detected high levels of lead, arsenic and chromium and noted that levels of these toxic metals were also similar to those typically found in the area's stormwater. In general, these particular findings were similar to those obtained by the Environmental Protection Agency in their initial...

Researchers: Treated wood poses long-term threat

...rida and Florida International University examined arsenic leaching from chromated copper arsenate, or CCA-tr...r conclusion: The deck wood leached high levels of arsenic into rainwater runoff and the soil -- and treated wood only continued leaching arsenic while sitting...

New class of antibiotics effective against drug-resistant bacteria discovered in fungi

...t she eats when it is used as fertilizer. Organic arsenic is fed to poultry to prevent bacterial infections and improve weight gain. A little bit of arsenic is taken up by the tissue and the majority of it is excreted in urine. Poultry litter -- the wood ch...

Geoscientists follow arsenic from chicken feed to streambeds

...t she eats when it is used as fertilizer. Organic arsenic is fed to poultry to prevent bacterial infections and improve weight gain. A little bit of arsenic is taken up by the tissue and the majority of it is excreted in urine. Poultry litter -- the wood ch...

Fluoride poisoning in China due to clay, not coal

...gh, he adds, though this will reduce the threat of arsenic poisoning, which is mainly caused by burning coal indoors. He hopes his team's findings will help researchers develop solutions ?such as substitutes for clay ?to solve the problem of fluoride poisoning in southwestern China. But Zheng admits this w...

Attacks of King George III's madness linked to key metabolism molecule

...sted that, ironically, he may have been exposed to arsenic contamination of a substance his doctors gave him as treatment. PGC-1 alpha is a "transcriptional coactivator" that acts as an on-off switch for a number of genes involved in manufacture of glucose in the liver and in the "heating system" of brown f...

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