A study of herbal kelp supplements led by UC Davis public health expert Marc Schenker concludes that its medicinal use may cause inadvertent arsenic poisoning and health dangers for consumers, especially when overused. Schenker and two researchers evaluated nine over-the-counter herbal kelp products and found higher than acceptable arsenic levels in eight of them.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is re-issuing its warning to consumers not to drink “Jermuk” brand mineral water due to the risk of exposure to arsenic, a toxic substance and a known cause of cancer in humans.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Ark Land brand Naturally Carbonated Mineral Water described below. This product may contain Arsenic.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to drink certain brands of mineral water imported from Armenia due to the risk of exposure to arsenic, a toxic substance and known cause of cancer in humans. While arsenic is a well known human poison there is little chance that someone would become gravely ill if they consumed this product over a brief period of time (days to weeks).
An MIT engineer working toward clean drinking water in Nepal describes in a recent issue of the Journal of International Development how people from developed and developing countries can work together to solve key humanitarian problems, ultimately meeting the basic human needs for security, broadly defined.
Inadequate intellectual stimulation and poor nutrition, especially iodine and iron deficiencies, are likely to blame for hindering more than 200 million children in developing countries from meeting their full potential, says a Purdue University researcher.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Northern California Cancer Center have taken the first steps toward analyzing why people who never smoked get lung cancer.
Abul Hussam, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., will receive the Grainger Challenge Gold Award of $1 million for his SONO filter, a household water treatment system.
The Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee, Australia has called for cautious use of Indian medicines bought overseas after a couple was hospitalised with lead and arsenic poisoning.
Chemotherapy drug arsenic trioxide had a significantly better event-free survival for patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).