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Fetal Exposure to Arsenic Affects Genes

Contaminated water could boost child's cancer risk, study finds FRIDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children of women exposed to arsenic-contaminated water during pregnancy have gene expression changes that may result in cancer and other diseases later in life, a Massachusetts Institute of Tech...

Store-bought freshwater fish contain elevated levels of mercury, arsenic and selenium

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 7 White bass wild-caught and sold commercially contained significantly higher levels of mercury, arsenic and selenium than fish caught near former industrial areas. The University of Pittsburgh study, abstract number 161184, is being presented at a special session on Contam...

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

Dartmouth Medical School investigators are learning more about how low doses of arsenic, such as the levels found in drinking water in many areas of the United States//, affect human physiology. In a paper published online on Dec. 2 in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, the researchers re...

Drinking arsenic water leads to cancer

According to a press release about one third the population 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 bladder said the study.// At least ...

Chickens Found To Have High Levels of Arsenic

People in the United States have steadily increased their consumption of chicken from 32 pounds a year per person // in 1966 to 81 pounds per person in 2000. A new study shows young chickens have significant higher levels of arsenic than other poultry or meat. Arsenic is an approved animal feed s...

Finding key to cancer drug Gleevec's limitations

...testing several two-drug combinations using their mouse model. Imatinib is being combined either with interferon, rapamycin (also known as sirolimus), arsenic or GM-CSF (marketed as Neupogen). They hope to find combinations that will make the initiating cells more vulnerable to imatinib's action. If successf...

Indoor Tanning Association Fights Back Against Media Hype over Tanning Beds

...t is completely irresponsible to compare indoor tanning with mustard gas or arsenic as so many media reports today have done." The text of the ad reads...eports comparing indoor tanning to toxins like mustard gas, cigarettes, and arsenic are outrageously overhyped. The same "group 1" category includes red wine, ...

Tanning Beds Now Listed as Top Cancer Risk

...l Agency for Research on Cancer has moved ultraviolet tanning beds into the highest cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as tobacco, asbestos, arsenic and mustard gas. According to Jeffrey Dover, M.D., president-elect of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), "Tanning beds ha...

Sweetwater Announces Trademarks of State-of-the-Art Healthy Drinking Water Purification Systems

...often used by people to remove chlorine and chloramine, their carcinogenic byproducts, herbicides and pesticides, as well as removing or reducing the arsenic and fluoride present in city water. Trademark registration protects these marks from infringement by other water treatment manufacturers or dealer...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Releases The Truth About Creatine

...nt any contamination of byproduct compounds like creatinine, dicyandiamide, dehydrotriazine in addition to heavy metals like mercury, cadmium lead and arsenic and microbiological pathogens. The purity and quality is unsurpassed and your body will respond to this pure form of Creatine monohydrate. Creati...

What do neurologists do for entertainment?

...estions can be brain teasers. A man has abdominal pain and loses skin on the palms of his hands and soles of his feet. What is the diagnosis? (Answer: arsenic neuropathy.) A 17-year-old girl falls from a horse and develops a headache. (Cerebrospinal fluid hypotension syndrome.) A lung cancer patient suffers ...

Cancer-Causing Toxins Detected in Fluoride Chemicals, Says NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation

...o public water supplies reduces tooth decay. arsenic was detected in 43% of the 245 water fluoridation ...h regulates public water supply additives.(2) arsenic may increase cancer risk, according to the EPA which sets the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal of arsenic in water supplies at zero.(3) Also 3% of the ...

Reliance Products and Procter & Gamble Announce EPA Approval of New Claims for PUR Purifier of Water

... of Water claim for: -- The removal of greater than 98% of arsenic. arsenic is odorless and tasteless and enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices. arsenic has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, liver, and p...

EPA scientists recognized with prestigious honor

...er in outdoor air designed to improve public awareness; indicators to track environmental-health impacts on vulnerable communities; and assessments of arsenic mobility in contaminated ground water and sediments. "These award winners exemplify the smart, dedicated, hardworking EPA researchers and engineers...

D.C. Kids 'Kick Butts' on April 2

... and signing a pledge wall. They will also demonstrate household products that contain the same dangerous chemicals as cigarettes, such as ammonia and arsenic in a Toxic Soup exhibit. Time: 9:45 AM. Location: Browne Junior High School, 850 26th Street NE, Washington, D.C. ...

A Bone Marrow Disease With a Brighter Prognosis

...wn cells by mistake, according to the National Institutes of Health. Aplastic anemia has also been linked to exposure to toxins such as pesticides, arsenic and benzene. Some infectious diseases also can cause the disorder, including hepatitis, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19, and HIV, ...

Reducing cancer panic

...xposure to a previously suspected carcinogen. Its one thing to know that arsenic is carcinogenic - but quite another to distinguish between different method...s, said Professor Stewart. For instance, smelter workers who are exposed to arsenic emissions are much more likely to develop cancer than children who have pla...

'Biofortifying' one of the world's primary foods

... whole array of elements, including harmful ones. This could be helpful to countries like Bangladesh, where rice is contaminated by the high levels of arsenic that naturally occur in the water. This knowledge also could help researchers seeking plants that can remove toxins from the environment. The proj...

Biosensors to probe the metals menace

...and West Bengal, India, through naturallyoccurring arsenic in their household well water. But countries such as Australia and New Zealand also have an arsenic problem from the tens of thousands of old sheep and cattle dips where arsenic was used for decades to control pests," Mr McKay s...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

... drugs and sedatives. Some of the pills also had traces of dangerous mineral traces that can pose a serious health risk, including uranium, strontium, arsenic and lead. In her judgment of inquiry, coroner Kerry Clarke said further tests found "significantly high levels" of metals in Bergeron's liver,...

Poisoned Workers of Hindustan Lever Demand Treatment

...le largest single contributor to heavy metal poisoning in India through the arsenic content of its soaps, detergents, shampoos. The dispersed nature of detergents and soaps ensures that HLLs arsenic and other toxics reach every waste stream from village wells to surface wat...

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 acut...und that in the group of 261 patients who received arsenic along with customary medicines, the survival rate ...

Ecologists Desperate to Save Dal Lake in Kashmir

...n the lake, dump all sewage into its waters," said Rehman Moti, a Dal Lake resident. Tests 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 t...

Arsenic in Chicken Feed may Cause Health Complications

...ions gets transformed into toxic forms of arsenic. arsenic is known to cause cancer of the lung, kidney, colo...ll, people are left guessing about the quantity of arsenic found in chicken meat. The article states “... of Agriculture has actually measured the level of arsenic in the poultry meat that most people consume.” ...

Ark Land Brand Bottled Water Faces a Bottleneck

... Ottawa — Ark Land brand naturally 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 c...

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 prot... for nearly three months to receive the additional arsenic trioxide therapy. “I was scared but I also knew th...

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

...cer subjects in Sweden and the U.S aged between 40 and 79. Smoking is by far the leading cause of 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 kil...

Mighty Conqueror Felled by Stomach Cancer

... conqueror. The most 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 Ga...

Underground Water Contamination In Tripura

...ed agency revealed that underground water contains arsenic of not less that 0.05 mg. The study said water...er and Land Management (NERIWALM) in a report said arsenic levels in the states of Assam, Manipur, Tripura an... (ppb). Consumption of water contaminated with arsenic levels of over 50 ppb could cause skin lesions and...

Alternative therapy – an alternative to HRT

...d in one case a patient consequently needed a liver transplant after a serious harmful reaction. According 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 direct...

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 and has been linked ...

Indian Ayurveda in troubled waters abroad.

...se the samples which were tested contained heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic much beyond the permissible limits. The reason was that most of the ...s. As per Rule 161, medicines containing poisonous substances like mercury, arsenic and red oxide of lead have to carry a warning. In order to pose a solu...

Export Of Ayurvedic Medicines Affected Due To High Heavy Metal Content

...he usage as per Rule 161. Of all the products tested, only four products were found to carry 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 he...

High concentration of heavy metals in Herbal medicines

...en established that 14 of the 70 HMPs contains high levels of potentially dangerous heavy metals. Infact, 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 fo...

Arsenic in drinking water

... arsenic may be found in water which has flowed through ars...ocal rocks. Industrial effluents also contribute arsenic to water in some areas. Arsenic is also used com...tives. Combustion of fossil fuels is a source of arsenic in the environment through disperse atmospheric de...

Ban On Indian Ayurvedic Drugs In Canada

...as indicated that one of the 5 Ayurvedic herbal medicine products (HMP) produced in South Asia contains 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 hea...

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

...orge III reveals that he may// have been consuming arsenic and this lead to his unusually severe and prolonge...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 s...

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. R...und that three genes are involved in metabolism of arsenic in the body. The research also showed that childre...
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