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2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water

Posted 18 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 – As many as 2 million Americans may be drinking well water that contains potentially dangerous amounts of arsenic, a new government study warns. The analysis, conducted by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measured arsenic levels in private wells across the United States. Study author Joseph ...

Study Sees Rice as Source of Arsenic Exposure

Posted 5 Dec 2011 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 5 – New research finds that pregnant women in New Hampshire, which has high levels of arsenic in drinking water in some wells, may also be ingesting arsenic through rice. The study, published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, did not look for any potential health problems. However, other studies have suggested that high arsenic levels in pregnant women ...

Arsenic-Containing Poultry Drug Suspended From Market

Posted 9 Jun 2011 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 8 – A drug maker has agreed to suspend the sale of its animal drug 3-Nitro from the market because it contains organic arsenic that can be transformed into inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Wednesday. The drug, also known as Roxarsone, was approved by the FDA in 1944 and has been used in broiler chickens to control coccidiosis ...

Moderate Levels of Arsenic in Water Can Pose Health Threat

Posted 5 May 2011 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 5 – Even moderate levels of arsenic in drinking water increases the risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. Arsenic is a naturally occuring element found in the earth's crust. High concentrations of arsenic in groundwater pose a public health threat to millions of people worldwide, according to the study. To assess the risk from moderate exposure to arsenic, researchers ...

Poison Experts Turn Phone Line Into a Lifeline

Posted 19 Sep 2010 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 17 – Trained as a registered nurse to work in emergency rooms and intensive care units, Hugh Rawls did just that until sidelined a decade ago by a back injury. Today, he's still working in emergency care, but from a different angle. For the past 10 years, he has helped man the phone lines at the Poison Control Center in Jacksonville, Fla. "In a lot of ways, there's some ...

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