September 11, 2013
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Pumping draws arsenic toward a big-city aquifer

Naturally occurring arsenic pollutes wells across the world, especially in south and southeast Asia, where an estimated 100 million people are exposed to dangerous levels. Now, scientists working in Vietnam have shown that massive pumping of groundwate… Continue reading

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August 19, 2013
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‘Poisoning’ corrosion brings stainless magnesium closer

In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to dramatically reduce the corrosion rate of lightweight wonder metal magnesium: adding arsenic. Continue reading

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July 26, 2013
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Potential well water contaminants highest near natural gas drilling

Researchers tested 100 samples from water wells in and near the Barnett Shale natural gas drilling area and found elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic closest to active gas extraction sites. Increased presence of these metals could… Continue reading

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July 22, 2013
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Health risks from arsenic in rice exposed

High levels of arsenic in rice have been shown to be associated with elevated genetic damage in humans, a new study has found. Continue reading

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June 28, 2013
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Cancer risks double when two carcinogens present at ‘safe’ levels, epigenetics study finds

New research has found that low doses of arsenic and estrogen — even at levels low enough to be considered “safe” for humans if they were on their own — can cause cancer in prostate cells. Continue reading

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May 1, 2013
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Soil may harbor answer to reducing arsenic in rice

Agricultural researchers are studying whether a naturally occurring soil bacterium, referred to as UD1023, can create an iron barrier in rice roots that reduces arsenic uptake. Continue reading

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March 8, 2013
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How to thrive in battery acid and among toxic metals

In the movie Alien, the title character is an extraterrestrial creature that can survive brutal heat and resist the effects of toxins. In real life, organisms with similar traits exist, such as the “extremophile” red alga Galdieria sulphuraria. In hot … Continue reading

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March 5, 2013
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Researchers find link to arsenic-contaminated groundwater

A team of researchers has found that the arsenic in groundwater in the region is part of a natural process that predates any recent human interaction, such as intensive pumping. Continue reading

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February 26, 2013
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Novel combination therapy shuts down escape route, killing glioblastoma tumor cells

Scientists have uncovered an unexpected, but important molecular mechanism of mTOR inhibitor resistance and a novel drug combination that reverses this resistance using low dose arsenic in mice. The mTOR pathway is hyperactivated in 90 percent of gliob… Continue reading

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December 10, 2012
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Onion soaks up heavy metal: Bioremediation with waste food

Onion and garlic waste from the food industry could be used to mop up hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials, according to a new research. Continue reading

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April 1, 2011
by Kate Sinding
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New York’s electronic waste recycling program is effective today, but manufacturers must do more to let consumers know about it

Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, New York City New York’s cutting edge electronics recycling program goes into effect today, finally giving New Yorkers a responsible way to get rid of their old, unwanted appliances: returning them to manufacturers … Continue reading

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