A shiny gray element with atomic symbol As, atomic number 33, and atomic weight 75. It occurs throughout the universe, mostly in the form of metallic arsenides. Most forms are toxic. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), arsenic and certain arsenic compounds have been listed as known carcinogens. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Disorders associated with acute or chronic exposure to compounds containing ARSENIC (ARSENICALS) which may be fatal. Acute oral ingestion is associated with gastrointestinal symptoms and an encephalopathy which may manifest as SEIZURES, mental status changes, and COMA. Chronic exposure is associated with mucosal irritation, desquamating rash, myalgias, peripheral neuropathy, and white transverse (Mees) lines in the fingernails. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1212)
Inorganic or organic compounds that contain arsenic.
Binary compounds of oxygen containing the anion O(2-). The anion combines with metals to form alkaline oxides and non-metals to form acidic oxides.
Chemical compounds which pollute the water of rivers, streams, lakes, the sea, reservoirs, or other bodies of water.
An arsenical that has been used as a dermatologic agent and as an herbicide.
Inorganic salts or organic esters of arsenious acid.
Inorganic or organic salts and esters of arsenic acid.
Water that is intended to be ingested.
Inorganic compounds that contain sodium as an integral part of the molecule.
Means or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn. (Webster, 3d ed)
The thin, horny plates that cover the dorsal surfaces of the distal phalanges of the fingers and toes of primates.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Adverse effect upon bodies of water (LAKES; RIVERS; seas; groundwater etc.) caused by CHEMICAL WATER POLLUTANTS.
Constructions built to access underground water.
Substances which pollute the soil. Use for soil pollutants in general or for which there is no specific heading.
The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.
Substances or organisms which pollute the water or bodies of water. Use for water pollutants in general or those for which there is no specific heading.
Liquid water present beneath the surface of the earth.
An arsenic derivative which has anticoccidial action and promotes growth in animals.
Spectrophotometric techniques by which the absorption or emmision spectra of radiation from atoms are produced and analyzed.
A plant genus of the family PTERIDACEAE. Members contain entkaurane DITERPENES. The name is similar to bracken fern (PTERIDIUM).
Oxidoreductases that specifically reduce arsenate ion to arsenite ion. Reduction of arsenate is a critical step for its biotransformation into a form that can be transported by ARSENITE TRANSPORTING ATPASES or complexed by specific sulfhydryl-containing proteins for the purpose of detoxification (METABOLIC DETOXIFICATION, DRUG). Arsenate reductases require reducing equivalents such as GLUTAREDOXIN or AZURIN.
The presence in food of harmful, unpalatable, or otherwise objectionable foreign substances, e.g. chemicals, microorganisms or diluents, before, during, or after processing or storage.
A metallic element that has the atomic symbol Sb, atomic number 51, and atomic weight 121.75. It is used as a metal alloy and as medicinal and poisonous salts. It is toxic and an irritant to the skin and the mucous membranes.
A general class of integral membrane proteins that transport ions across a membrane against an electrochemical gradient.
Efflux pumps that use the energy of ATP hydrolysis to pump arsenite across a membrane. They are primarily found in prokaryotic organisms, where they play a role in protection against excess intracellular levels of arsenite ions.
Substances or energies, for example heat or light, which when introduced into the air, water, or land threaten life or health of individuals or ECOSYSTEMS.
The science, art, or technology dealing with processes involved in the separation of metals from their ores, the technique of making or compounding the alloys, the techniques of working or heat-treating metals, and the mining of metals. It includes industrial metallurgy as well as metallurgical techniques employed in the preparation and working of metals used in dentistry, with special reference to orthodontic and prosthodontic appliances. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p494)
Metals with high specific gravity, typically larger than 5. They have complex spectra, form colored salts and double salts, have a low electrode potential, are mainly amphoteric, yield weak bases and weak acids, and are oxidizing or reducing agents (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Carcinogenic substances that are found in the environment.
A subgroup of aquaporins that transport WATER; GLYCEROL; and other small solutes across CELL MEMBRANES.
A filament-like structure consisting of a shaft which projects to the surface of the SKIN from a root which is softer than the shaft and lodges in the cavity of a HAIR FOLLICLE. It is found on most surfaces of the body.
Addition of methyl groups. In histo-chemistry methylation is used to esterify carboxyl groups and remove sulfate groups by treating tissue sections with hot methanol in the presence of hydrochloric acid. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
One of the Liliaceae used as a spice (SPICES) and traditional remedy. It contains alliin lyase and alliin, which is converted by alliin lyase to allicin, the pungent ingredient responsible for the aroma of fresh cut garlic.
Any of the monobasic inorganic or organic acids of sulfur with the general formula RSO(OH). (From McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The writing of history; the principles, theory, and history of historical writing; the product of historical writing. (Webster, 3d ed)
The termination of the cell's ability to carry out vital functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, responsiveness, and adaptability.
The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.
Disciplines concerned with the interrelationships of individuals in a social environment including social organizations and institutions. Includes Sociology and Anthropology.
All of the divisions of the natural sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes. The concept includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and biophysics, and the biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It should be differentiated from BIOLOGY, one of its subdivisions, concerned specifically with the origin and life processes of living organisms.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
An organ of digestion situated in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen between the termination of the ESOPHAGUS and the beginning of the DUODENUM.

Arsenic trioxide and melarsoprol induce apoptosis in plasma cell lines and in plasma cells from myeloma patients. (1/242)

Recent data have renewed the interest for arsenic-containing compounds as anticancer agents. In particular, arsenic trioxide (As2O3) has been demonstrated to be an effective drug in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia by inducing programmed cell death in leukemic cells both in vitro and in vivo. This prompted us to study the in vitro effects of As2O3 and of another arsenical derivative, the organic compound melarsoprol, on human myeloma cells and on the plasma cell differentiation of normal B cells. At pharmacological concentrations (10(-8) to 10(-6) mol/L), As2O3 and melarsoprol caused a dose- and time-dependent inhibition of survival and growth in myeloma cell lines that was, in some, similar to that of acute promyelocytic leukemia cells. Both arsenical compounds induced plasma cell apoptosis, as assessed by 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining, detection of phosphatidylserine at the cell surface using annexin V, and by the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated nick end labeling assay. As2O3 and melarsoprol also inhibited viability and growth and induced apoptosis in plasma-cell enriched preparations from the bone marrow or blood of myeloma patients. In nonseparated bone marrow samples, both arsenical compounds triggered death in myeloma cells while sparing most myeloid cells, as demonstrated by double staining with annexin V and CD38 or CD15 antibodies. In primary myeloma cells as in cell lines, interleukin 6 did not prevent arsenic-induced cell death or growth inhibition, and no synergistic effect was observed with IFN-alpha. In contrast to As2O3, melarsoprol only slightly reduced the plasma cell differentiation of normal B cells induced by pokeweed mitogen. Both pokeweed mitogen-induced normal plasma cells and malignant plasma cells showed a normal nuclear distribution of PML protein, which was disrupted by As2O3 but not by melarsoprol, suggesting that the two arsenical derivatives acted by different mechanisms. These results point to the use of arsenical derivatives as investigational drugs in the treatment of multiple myeloma.  (+info)

Health impacts of domestic coal use in China. (2/242)

Domestic coal combustion has had profound adverse effects on the health of millions of people worldwide. In China alone several hundred million people commonly burn raw coal in unvented stoves that permeate their homes with high levels of toxic metals and organic compounds. At least 3,000 people in Guizhou Province in southwest China are suffering from severe arsenic poisoning. The primary source of the arsenic appears to be consumption of chili peppers dried over fires fueled with high-arsenic coal. Coal samples in the region were found to contain up to 35,000 ppm arsenic. Chili peppers dried over high-arsenic coal fires adsorb 500 ppm arsenic on average. More than 10 million people in Guizhou Province and surrounding areas suffer from dental and skeletal fluorosis. The excess fluorine is caused by eating corn dried over burning briquettes made from high-fluorine coals and high-fluorine clay binders. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons formed during coal combustion are believed to cause or contribute to the high incidence of esophageal and lung cancers in parts of China. Domestic coal combustion also has caused selenium poisoning and possibly mercury poisoning. Better knowledge of coal quality parameters may help to reduce some of these health problems. For example, information on concentrations and distributions of potentially toxic elements in coal may help delineate areas of a coal deposit to be avoided. Information on the modes of occurrence of these elements and the textural relations of the minerals and macerals in coal may help predict the behavior of the potentially toxic components during coal combustion.  (+info)

Increased chromosome-type chromosome aberration frequencies as biomarkers of cancer risk in a blackfoot endemic area. (3/242)

To examine whether biomarkers such as sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) and chromosome aberrations (CAs) can predict cancer development, a nested case-control study was performed in a blackfoot endemic area with a known high cancer risk. A cohort of 686 residents was recruited from three villages in the blackfoot endemic area. Personal characteristics were collected, and venous blood was drawn for lymphocyte culture and stored in a refrigerator. The vital status and cancer development were followed using the National Death Registry, Cancer Registry, and Blackfoot Disease Registry. The follow-up period was from August 1991 to July 1995. During this 4-year period, 31 residents developed various types of cancer. Blood culture samples from nine of these subjects were unsuitable for experiments due to improper storage. Finally, a total of 22 cancer cases had cytogenetic samples that could be analyzed. Twenty-two control subjects were selected from those who did not develop cancer in the study period, and these subjects were matched to cases by sex, age, smoking habits, and residential area. The results showed that there was no significant difference in the frequencies of SCE and chromatid-type CAs between the case and control groups. However, the frequencies of chromosome-type CAs, e.g., chromosome-type gaps, chromosome-type breaks, chromosome-type breaks plus exchanges, total chromosome-type aberrations, and total frequencies of CAs in the case group, were significantly higher than those in the control group (P < 0.05). The odds ratio of cancer risk in subjects with more than zero chromosome-type breaks was 5.0 (95% confidence interval = 1.09-22.82) compared to those with zero chromosomal breaks. The odds ratios for more than zero chromosome-type breaks plus exchanges and a frequency of total chromosome-type aberrations of >1.007% were 11.0 and 12.0, respectively (P < 0.05). Subjects with a total CA frequency of >4.023% had a 9-fold increase for cancer risk. These results indicate that chromosome-type CAs are good biomarkers for the prediction of cancer development, whereas SCEs and chromatid-type CAs cannot predict cancer risk.  (+info)

Testing their metal. (4/242)

Metals continually rank at the top of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's annual list of agents that pose the greatest hazard to the people of the United States. Metals aren't going away, either. They do not biodegrade, and they often concentrate in human and animal cells and tissue. Many metals are known human and animal carcinogens, while many others are suspected to play a role in cancer. Little is known, however, about the mechanisms by which metals cause cancer.  (+info)

The development of Lewisite vapour induced lesions in the domestic, white pig. (5/242)

Studies performed in the past in our laboratory have detailed the development of sulphur mustard lesions in the domestic, white pig using small glass chambers to achieve saturated vapour exposure under occluded conditions. We have now used this experimental model to produce cutaneous lesions for detailed histopathological studies following challenge with lewisite. Histological examination of resulting lesions have revealed that although the overall pattern of lesion development is similar to that seen following mustard challenge, the time-course of cellular events is very much compressed. The epidermis showed focal basal cell vacuolation with associated acute inflammation as early as one hour postexposure. Coagulative necrosis of the epidermis and papillary dermis was complete by 24 hours and followed the appearance of multiple coalescent blisters between six and 12 hours post-exposure. At 48 hours, the lesions were full thickness burns with necrosis extending into the deep subcutaneous connective and adipose tissues. The study of lesions beyond 24 hours revealed early epithelial regeneration at the wound edge. The overall spontaneous healing rate of these biologically severe lesions was significantly faster than comparable sulphur mustard injuries and probably reflected a lack of alkylation of DNA and RNA.  (+info)

Arsenic-related Bowen's disease, palmar keratosis, and skin cancer. (6/242)

Chronic arsenical intoxication can still be found in environmental and industrial settings. Symptoms of chronic arsenic intoxication include general pigmentation or focal "raindrop" pigmentation of the skin and the appearance of hyperkeratosis of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. In addition to arsenic-related skin diseases including keratosis, Bowen's disease, basal-cell-carcinoma, and squamous-cell carcinoma, there is also an increased risk of some internal malignancies. Arsenic-related diseases are common in areas of the world where the drinking water has a high arsenic content. In this paper, we describe a 35-year-old male patient who had arsenic-related keratosis, squamous-cell carcinoma in the palmar area of his left hand, and Bowen's disease on his left thigh. The patient worked in a borax mine for 15 years, so he was exposed to arsenic in drinking water, airborne arsenic in his workplace, and had direct contact. The patient was treated for 11 months for arsenic-related keratosis until an axillary lymph node metastasis occurred; the lesion was excised and diagnosed to be malignant. Bowen's disease was detected when the patient was being treated for cancer. No other malignancy was found. The patient is still receiving regular follow-up care.  (+info)

Enhanced transcription factor DNA binding and gene expression induced by arsenite or arsenate in renal slices. (7/242)

Although the kidney represents a target for the accumulation and toxicity of arsenic, little is known about the molecular targets of arsenic in this organ. Therefore, these studies were designed to examine the molecular impact of arsenite [As(III)] and arsenate [As(V)] at low (nanomolar) concentrations. Precision-cut rabbit renal cortical slices were challenged with As(III) or As(V) for up to 8 h. Neither form of the metal induced overt cytotoxicity as assessed by intracellular K+ levels over this time period at concentrations from 0.01-10 microM. In addition, no alterations in the expression of Hsp 60, 70, or 90 were observed. However, induction of heme oxygenase-1 (Hsp 32) was seen following a 4-h challenge with As(III), but not with As(V). As(III) and As(V) induced DNA binding of AP-1 at 2- and 4-h exposure; following a 6-h exposure there was no difference. Although no alteration in the DNA binding activity of ATF-2 was induced by As(III) or As(V), both forms enhanced the DNA binding activity of Elk-1. Enhanced DNA binding activity of AP-1 and Elk-1 correlated with increased gene expression of c-fos, but not c-jun, at 2 h. c-myc gene expression was also induced by As(III) and As(V), albeit at a later time point (6 h). These results suggest that acute arsenic challenge, by either As(III) or As(V), is associated with discrete alterations in the activity of signaling pathways and gene expression in renal tissue.  (+info)

Relations between exposure to arsenic, skin lesions, and glucosuria. (8/242)

OBJECTIVES: Exposure to arsenic causes keratosis, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation and seemingly also diabetes mellitus, at least in subjects with skin lesions. Here we evaluate the relations of arsenical skin lesions and glucosuria as a proxy for diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Through existing measurements of arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh, wells with and without arsenic contamination were identified. Based on a questionnaire, 1595 subjects > or = 30 years of age were interviewed; 1481 had a history of drinking water contaminated with arsenic whereas 114 had not. Time weighted mean arsenic concentrations and mg-years/l of exposure to arsenic were estimated based on the history of consumption of well water and current arsenic concentrations. Urine samples from the study subjects were tested by means of a glucometric strip. People with positive tests were considered to be cases of glucosuria. RESULTS: A total of 430 (29%) of the exposed people were found to have skin lesions. Corresponding to drinking water with < 0.5, 0.5-1.0, and > 1.0 mg/l of arsenic, and with the 114 unexposed subjects as the reference, the prevalence ratios for glucosuria, as adjusted for age and sex, were 0.8, 1.4, and 1.4 for those without skin lesions, and 1.1, 2.2, and 2.6 for those with skin lesions. Taking exposure as < 1.0, 1.0-5.0, > 5.0-10.0 and > 10.0 mg-years/l of exposure to arsenic the prevalence ratios, similarly adjusted, were 0.4, 0.9, 1.2, and 1.7 for those without and 0.8, 1.7, 2.1, and 2.9 for those with skin lesions. All series of risk estimates were significant for trend, (p < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that skin lesions and diabetes mellitus, as here indicated by glucosuria, are largely independent effects of exposure to arsenic although glucosuria had some tendency to be associated with skin lesions. Importantly, however, glucosuria (diabetes mellitus) may occur independently of skin lesions.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Indigenous American Ancestry is Associated with arsenic methylation efficiency in an admixed population of northwest Mexico. AU - Gomez-Rubio, Paulina. AU - Klimentidis, Yann C.. AU - Cantu-Soto, Ernesto. AU - Meza-Montenegro, Maria M.. AU - Billheimer, Dean. AU - Lu, Zhenqiang. AU - Chen, Zhao. AU - Klimecki, Walter T.. N1 - Funding Information: Received 27 May 2011; accepted 1 August 2011. The authors acknowledge Michael Kopplin for performing the arsenic speciation analyses. P.G.-R. was supported by a fellowship from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT) under the UA-CONACyT partnership. This study was supported by the NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program (ES04940) and a NIEHS Center Grant (ES006694). Address correspondence to Walter T. Klimecki, DVM, PhD, 1657 E Helen St, RM319, Thomas Keating Bldg. Tucson, AZ 85721, USA. E-mail: [email protected] PY - 2012. Y1 - 2012. N2 - Many studies provide evidence relating lower human arsenic ...
Pilot study indicates that dogs eating rice-based dry dog foods could be at risk for chronic arsenic exposure. Rice-consumption is considered a risk factor for chronic arsenic toxicity in humans. A pilot study conducted within the DogRisk research group at the University of Helsinki found that dogs eating rice-based dry dog foods had higher hair arsenic levels than dogs whose diet did not contain rice. The study compared hair arsenic levels from seven dogs that were eating rice-based (having rice as first or second ingredient) dry dog foods and nine dogs whose diet did not contain any rice. All dogs were of the breed Staffordshire bull terrier and had been eating their diets for a minimum of one year prior to the study.. - Considering that dogs often eat the same food daily for long periods of time, sometimes even their whole lives, we need to acknowledge the risk for long-term accumulation of contaminants such as toxic metals. Arsenic is widespread in the environment and accumulates especially ...
Article Policy intervention for arsenic mitigation in drinking water in rural habitations in India: achievements and challenges. This article provides updated status of the arsenic affected rural habitations in India, summarizes the policy initiative...
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Abstract: Dietary arsenic exposure and chronic health outcomes are of interest, due in part to increased awareness and data available on inorganic arsenic levels in some foods. Recent concerns regarding levels of inorganic arsenic, the primary form of arsenic of human health concern, in foods are based on extrapolation from adverse health effects observed at high levels of inorganic arsenic exposure; the potential for the occurrence of these health effects from lower levels of dietary inorganic arsenic exposure has not been established. In this review, longitudinal cohort studies are evaluated for their utility in estimating dietary inorganic arsenic exposure and quantifying statistically reliable associations with health outcomes. The primary limiting factor in longitudinal studies is incomplete data on inorganic arsenic levels in foods combined with the aggregation of consumption of foods with varying arsenic levels into a single category, resulting in exposure misclassification. Longitudinal ...
Arsenic contamination takes serious turn in Narail. NARAIL June 12 : Arsenic contamination has taken a serious turn in all the three upazilas of the district in recent times, reports BSS. The number of arsenic affected people is increasing in Narail district day by day. Kalia upazila is a severely arsenic affected area in district. About 85 per cent tube-wells in the area are marked with red paint to warn the people that the waters of these tube-wells are contaminated by arsenic, Md Ahsan Habib, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Kalia said.. In Kalia upazila the waters of 11,304 tube-wells have been tested, of which contamination of arsenic beyond permissible level has been detected in 8,507 tube- wells.In Lohagora upazila, waters of 1,023 tube-wells have been tested, of which contamination of arsenic has been detected in 696 tube-wells. In Narail Sadar upazila the waters of 1,269 tube-wells have been tested and of which contamination of arsenic has been detected in 499 tube-wells.. At least 55 persons ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Arsenic exposure and methylation efficiency in relation to oxidative stress in semiconductor workers. AU - Pan, Chih Hong. AU - Lin, Ching Yu. AU - Lai, Ching Huang. AU - Jeng, Hueiwang Anna. PY - 2020/5/1. Y1 - 2020/5/1. N2 - This study examined associations between oxidative stress and arsenic (As) exposure and methylation efficiency in semiconductor workers. An As-exposed group (n = 427) and a control group (n = 91) were included. The As-exposure group (n = 427) included 149 maintenance staff members and 278 production staff members representing high As exposure and low As exposure, respectively. The control group included 91 administrative staff members with no or minimal As exposure. An occupational exposure assessment was conducted to assess personal As exposure by measuring As concentrations in urine, hair, and fingernails of the subjects. Urinary As(III), As(V), monomethylarsonic (MMA), and dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) were quantified to assess an internal dose of inorganic ...
To date, we have analyzed 8334 hand tubewell water samples from 1374 villages/Para/wards in 79 GPs/ Municipal area from 17 blocks of this district. Table I shows the distribution of arsenic in tubewell water from South 24 Parganas district. Figure I shows the groundwater arsenic contamination status in 17 blocks of South 24 Parganas with Pie-diagram distribution. Table I shows that arsenic concentration above 10 µg/L in 3500 (42%) hand tubewells and in 2359 (28.3%) above 50 µg/Land 547 (6.6%) had arsenic concentrations above 300µg/L. From the above analysis, it appears that groundwater in 12 block contains arsenic above WHO guideline value of arsenic in drinking water (10 µg/L) and 11 blocks exceeds Indian standard value for As in drinking water (50 µg/L). Arsenic level above 1000µg/L was found in 30 tubewells; the maximum arsenic contamination level found in this district is 3700µg/L in the Baruipur block. In blocks Diamond Harbour, Gosaba, Joynagar II and Thakurpukur all the tubewells ...
TY - BOOK. T1 - Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects IV. T2 - Arsenic exposure, null genotypes of glutathione s-transferase m1, t1 and p1, and risk of carotid atherosclerosis among residents in the Lanyang Basin of Taiwan. AU - Chappell, W.R.. AU - Abernathy, C.O.. AU - Calderon, R.L.. AU - Chiou, Hung-Yi. AU - Wang, I.H.. AU - Hsueh, Yu-Mei. AU - Chiou, S. T.. AU - Chou, Yi Li. AU - Teh, Hee-Wen. AU - Chen, Chien Jen. PY - 2001. Y1 - 2001. N2 - This collected volume of authoritative articles represents the state-of-the-art in arsenic research. Arsenic experts from around the world, participants in the Fourth International Conference on Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects organized by the Society of Environmental Geochemistry and Health in 2000, present their critical findings.A vital contribution to arsenic study and policy making, this volume examines the global impact of the toxin and discusses arsenic in the environment, mechanisms of arsenic metabolism and carcinogenesis, water treatment ...
The Binational Arsenic Exposure Survey (BAsES) was designed to evaluate probable arsenic exposures in selected areas of southern Arizona and northern Mexico, two regions with known elevated levels of arsenic in groundwater reserves. This paper describes the methodology of BAsES and the relationship between estimated arsenic intake from beverages and arsenic output in urine. Households from eight communities were selected for their varying groundwater arsenic concentrations in Arizona, USA and Sonora, Mexico. Adults responded to questionnaires and provided dietary information. A first morning urine void and water from all household drinking sources were collected. Associations between urinary arsenic concentration (total, organic, inorganic) and estimated level of arsenic consumed from water and other beverages were evaluated through crude associations and by random effects models. Median estimated total arsenic intake from beverages among participants from Arizona communities ranged from 1.7 to 14.1 µg
To date, we have analyzed 29668 hand tubewell water samples from 1721 villages / wards in 250 GPs/ Municipal area from all 26 blocks of the district (Table I). Figure I shows the groundwater arsenic situation in each block of Murshidabad with Pie-diagram distribution. We observed arsenic concentration above 10 µg/L in 15953 (53.8%) hand tubewells and in 7911 (26.7%) above 50 µg/L and 1337 (4.5%) of the tubewells had arsenic concentrations above 300µg/L. In Murshidabad the number of villagers where we found arsenic concentration above 10, 50 and 300 µg/L are 1320, 971 and 281 respectively; and 25, 24 and 17 blocks were found to be contaminated with arsenic levels above 10, 50 and 300 µg/L. Arsenic level above 1000µg/L was found in 71 tubewells; the maximum arsenic contamination level found in this district is 3003µg/L in the Nawda and Raghunathganj I blocks. ...
Arsenic contamination takes serious turn in Chandpur. CHANDPUR, June 25: Arsenic contamination has taken a serious turn in Chandpur district recently.. This was disclosed by Md. Sadeq Hossain, Executive Engineer of the local Public Health Engineering Department, in an exclusive talk with this correspondent recently.. About 1.25 lakh shallow tube-wells of all the eight upazilas of the district have already been sealed as the waters of those contain arsenic beyond permissible limits which are very much harmful to human body, he added. He disclosed that on an average 98 per cent shallow tube-wells of the district are arsenic contaminated.. A survey shows that 96 per cent tube-wells in Hajiganj, 98 per cent tube-wells in Faridganj, Shahrasti and Kochua, 85 per cent tube-wells in Haimchar and 80 per cent tube-wells in Matlab Sadar and newly created Matlab North upazilas are arsenic contaminated.. It is officially learnt that at present 5,000 people, mostly old men, women and children have been ...
Arsenic. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry website. Available at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/toxsubstance.asp?toxid=3. Accessed January 29, 2021. Arsenic and drinking water from private wells. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/private/wells/disease/arsenic.html. Accessed January 29, 2021. Arsenic-ToxFAQs. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry website. Available at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tfacts2.pdf. Accessed January 29, 2021. Acute arsenic poisoning. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114977/Chronic-arsenic-poisoning . Accessed January 29, 2021. Chen Y, Graziano JH, Parvez F, et al. Arsenic exposure from drinking water and mortality from cardiovascular disease in Bangladesh: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2011;342:d2431. Chronic arsenic poisoning. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: ...
Gilbert-Diamond, Diane ; Cottingham, Kathryn L ; Gruber, Joann F ; Punshon, Tracy ; Sayarath, Vicki ; Gandolfi, A Jay ; Baker, Emily R ; Jackson, Brian P ; Folt, Carol L ; Karagas, Margaret ...
Emerging data indicate that rice consumption may lead to potentially harmful arsenic exposure. However, few human data are available, and virtually none exist for vulnerable periods such as pregnancy. Here we document a positive association between rice consumption and urinary arsenic excretion, a biomarker of recent arsenic exposure, in 229 pregnant women. At a 6-mo prenatal visit, we collected a urine sample and 3-d dietary record for water, fish/seafood, and rice. We also tested womens home tap water for arsenic, which we combined with tap water consumption to estimate arsenic exposure through water. Women who reported rice intake (n = 73) consumed a median of 28.3 g/d, which is ∼0.5 cup of cooked rice each day. In general linear models adjusted for age and urinary dilution, both rice consumption (g, dry mass/d) and arsenic exposure through water (μg/d) were significantly associated with natural log-transformed total urinary arsenic ( ...
Ingestion of arsenic is relatively common in the setting of homicide and is occasionally used in deliberate self-poisoning. Arsine gas and CCA exposure are not uncommon industrial exposures. Most organs can be involved and the diagnosis may not be obvious. \\ \\ Arsenic is a classic poison; implicated in the deaths of Tchaikovsky and Napoleon. It has also been used as a therapeutic substance since ancient times. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicines and most recently as a chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukaemia. Chronic arsenic poisoning is a major public health crisis and an environmental disaster in Bangladesh and West Bengal, due to the contamination of ground water that affects millions of people. These chronic problems are beyond the scope of this course. \\ \\ Arsenic exists in many forms: arsine gas, elemental arsenic, inorganic oxides and organic arsenic. Acute arsenic poisoning is rare. The elemental form of arsenic is non-toxic but the ...
Spirulina is blue - green algae that grow both in fresh and salt water. For many years, the alga has used for various health purposes around the world. This nutrient-rich alga is a natural supplement that provides amazing health benefits to the users. Here are the benefits of Spirulina.. #1. Detoxing properties The studies show that regular intake of Spirulina can effectively detox heavy metals such as Arsenic. It has been demonstrated that chronic Arsenic toxicity is common in most parts of the world. Millions of people consume Arsenic through drinking water. Apparently, there is no specific treatment for arsenic toxicity. However, the clinical trials have proven that Spirulina can significantly reduce the level of toxicity in the body.. #2. Packed with essential nutrients Our bodies require essential nutrients for proper functioning. Fortunately, Spirulina is rich in essential nutrients and low in calories. The algae manufacture its food through photosynthesis thus making it rich in vital ...
Spirulina is blue - green algae that grow both in fresh and salt water. For many years, the alga has used for various health purposes around the world. This nutrient-rich alga is a natural supplement that provides amazing health benefits to the users. Here are the benefits of Spirulina.. #1. Detoxing properties The studies show that regular intake of Spirulina can effectively detox heavy metals such as Arsenic. It has been demonstrated that chronic Arsenic toxicity is common in most parts of the world. Millions of people consume Arsenic through drinking water. Apparently, there is no specific treatment for arsenic toxicity. However, the clinical trials have proven that Spirulina can significantly reduce the level of toxicity in the body.. #2. Packed with essential nutrients Our bodies require essential nutrients for proper functioning. Fortunately, Spirulina is rich in essential nutrients and low in calories. The algae manufacture its food through photosynthesis thus making it rich in vital ...
Inorganic arsenic is a human carcinogen that can target the liver, but its carcinogenic mechanisms are still unknown. Global DNA hypomethylation occurs during arsenic-induced malignant transformation in rodent liver cells. DNA hypomethylation can increase gene expression, particularly when occurring in the promoter region CpG sites, and may be a non-genotoxic mechanism of carcinogenesis. Thus, in the present study liver samples of male mice exposed to 0 (control) or 45 p.p.m. arsenic (as NaAsO2) in the drinking water for 48 weeks were analyzed for gene expression and DNA methylation. Chronic arsenic exposure caused hepatic steatosis, a lesion also linked to consumption of methyl-deficient diets. Microarray analysis of liver samples showed arsenic induced aberrant gene expression including steroid-related genes, cytokines, apoptosis-related genes and cell cycle-related genes. In particular, the expression of the estrogen receptor-α (ER-α), and cyclin D1 genes were markedly increased. RT-PCR and ...
The WHO recommended value of arsenic contamination in water is 0.01 mg/l, while the maximum permissible limit for Bangladesh and India has been fixed at 0.05 mg/l. In the DCH-SOES survey, less than 0.01 mg/l arsenic concentration was detected in 46% or 2803 out of 6101 water samples while above the WHO recommended value (0.01 mg/l) was found in the rest 54% or 3298 samples. On the other hand, arsenic concentration at less than the permissible limit (0.05 mg/l) was detected in 62% or 3783 samples, while above the limit was found in the rest 38% or 2318 water samples. Arsenic contamination at higher level than the WHO recommended value was found in the tube-wells of 52 districts out of the 60 surveyed. Of these, the level of arsenic presence exceeds the maximum permissible limit in the tube-wells water of 41 districts. In 11 districts, the level of arsenic concentration was found more than the WHO recommended value, but less than the maximum permissible limit. That means, highest 0.05 mg/l exist ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Mode of action for inorganic arsenic toxicity and carcinogenesis. AU - Dodmane, Puttappa R.. AU - Arnold, Lora L.. AU - Cohen, Samuel M.. PY - 2014/11/1. Y1 - 2014/11/1. N2 - Inorganic arsenic (iAs) at high doses is a known human carcinogen, inducing tumors of the skin, urinary bladder, and lung. It is also associated with noncancer toxicities. An understanding of the mode of action (MOA) for arsenic-induced effects is needed to develop a scientifically-based risk assessment. To determine an MOA for iAs induced toxicities, it is necessary to understand the metabolism, kinetics, cell transport, and interaction with specific proteins of iAs. Based on in vitro investigations using animal and human cells, studies from animal models, and clinical and epidemiological studies, we have proposed an MOA involving formation of sufficient levels of reactive trivalent metabolites which interact with critical free sulfhydryl groups, leading to cytotoxicity and regenerative cell proliferation. ...
Introduction: Human are exposed to arsenic threats in several ways. Our drinking water for instance, can be hazardous due to the contamination of arsenic-based pesticide and herbicide into our water supply. The most vulnerable part of our body due to ingestion of arsenic is our gastrointestinal system. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the effects of chronic exposure to organic arsenic (Monosodium methylarsonate, MSMA) on the surface topography of rats colonic mucosa by using scanning electron microscope (SEM). Materials and Methods: 30 Sprague Dawley rats were given daily oral gavage of MSMA 42.13 mg/kg, which is 1/30 LD50, and 30 Sprague Dawley rats acted as control. 10 exposed rats and 10 control rats were sacrificed at regular intervals (2 months, 4 months and 6 months) and their colon specimens were examined by SEM. Results: In the control group, the colonic mucosa appeared normal with uniform size individual glandular units and has a central crypt orifice. The goblet cells were ...
Arsenic dissolved in water is acutely toxic and can lead to a number of health problems. Long-term exposure to arsenic in drinking-water causes increased risks of cancer in the skin, lungs, bladder and kidney. It also leads to other skin-related problems such hyperkeratosis and changes in pigmentation. Consumption of arsenic also leads to disturbance of the cardiovascular and nervous system functions and eventually leads to death. These health effects sometimes collectively referred to as arsenicosis have been demonstrated in many studies. Increased risks of lung and bladder cancer and of arsenic-associated skin lesions have been reported for consuming drinking-water with arsenic concentrations equal to or greater than 50 parts per billion (or microgram per liter). (WHO Environmental Health Criteria, No. 224: Arsenic).. Arsenicosis is recognizable from skin colour changes, blotches all over the face and body, hyper pigmentation on the chest and upper arms, hard patches on palms and soles of the ...
Millions now suffer the effects of chronic arseniasis related to environmental arsenic exposure. The biological mechanisms responsible for arsenic-induced toxicity and especially chronic effects, including cancer, are not well known. The U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) is participati …
Arsenic (As) is an ubiquitous chemical element that occurs in nature in the form of organic and inorganic compounds, and its harmful effects are well known and described. It is well known that inorganic arsenic (III and V) compounds are more toxic than organic compounds. Also the bioavailability of arsenic from different chemical compounds varies. Organic forms of arsenic, which are most commonly found in fish and seafood, undergo little biotransformation after consumption and are excreted from the body in virtually unchanged form. On the other hand, inorganic arsenic compounds are well absorbed and metabolized. Adverse effects of inorganic arsenic Long-term exposure to arsenic derived from inorganic compounds results in an increased risk of developing various types of cancer, including skin, bladder, lung, kidney, liver and prostate cancer. In addition, exposure to inorganic arsenic is accompanied by disorders of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, blood, respiratory, neurological, immune, ...
Arsenic biochemistry refers to biochemical processes that can use arsenic or its compounds, such as arsenate. Arsenic is a moderately abundant element in Earths crust, and although many arsenic compounds are often considered highly toxic to most life, a wide variety of organoarsenic compounds are produced biologically and various organic and inorganic arsenic compounds are metabolized by numerous organisms. This pattern is general for other related elements, including selenium, which can exhibit both beneficial and deleterious effects. Arsenic biochemistry has become topical since many toxic arsenic compounds are found in some aquifers, potentially affecting many millions of people via biochemical processes. The evidence that arsenic may be a beneficial nutrient at trace levels below the background to which living organisms are normally exposed has been reviewed. Some organoarsenic compounds found in nature are arsenobetaine and arsenocholine, both being found in many marine organisms. Some ...
Arsenic is carcinogenic, possibly partly through epigenetic mechanisms. We evaluated the effects of arsenic exposure and metabolism on DNA methylation. Arsenic exposure and methylation efficiency in 202 women in the Argentinean Andes were assessed from concentrations of arsenic metabolites in urine (inorgani
Arsenic is found in multiple forms, some of which are more toxic to humans than others. In Alaska, most arsenic in groundwater is likely derived from inorganic arsenic that occurs naturally in the Earths crust, most commonly as the mineral arsenopyrite. When arsenopyrite oxidizes into its elemental components (similar to the way iron rusts) and those components enter the groundwater system, the resulting arsenic, as pentavalent arsenic [As(V) or arsenate] and trivalent arsenic [As(III) or arsenite], is toxic to humans. Arsenite is both more harmful and more mobile in groundwater than arsenate. Soils in some parts of Alaska have high concentrations of inorganic arsenic, which can leach into groundwater and render private well water unsafe for consumption. Arsenic in surface water, however, tends to bind with iron oxide and organic material, making it less mobile, and therefore, less likely to reach drinking water sources. Arsenic also accumulates in food crops grown in arsenic-rich soil or ...
The guideline value for inorganic arsenic in drinking water was reduced from 50 μg/L to 10 μg/L by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1993. Nonetheless, many countries, particularly developing countries, still use the 50 μg/L value as standard for arsenic partially because of lack of adequate analytical instruments for lower arsenic concentrations in water.. Elevated concentrations of arsenic in drinking water (above 50 μg/L) have been reported in several countries, including Argentina, Chile, China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Nepal, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Vietnam, and the USA. Local-scale problems of arsenic contamination of groundwater have been reported by some countries, and new cases are continually discovered - groundwater contaminated by arsenic can be found all over the world.. To date, the globally worst-affected areas are located in Bangladesh and West Bengal (India), where arsenic in groundwater has been documented at concentrations up to 3,200 μg/L. Moreover, in some districts of ...
epigenetic alteration behindenhanced mitochondrial biogenesis in chronic arsenic exposure. An extensive case-control study was conducted with 390 study participants (unexposed, exposed without skin lesion, exposed with skin lesion and exposed skin tumour) from highly arsenic exposed areas ofWest Bengal, India. Methylation specific PCRrevealed significant promoter hypomethylation oftwo key biogenesis regulatory genes, PGC1αandTfam in arsenic exposed individuals and also in skin tumour tissues. Linear regression analysis indicated significant negative correlation between urinary arsenic concentration and promoter methylation status. Increased expression of biogenesis regulatory genes wasobtained by quantitative real-time PCR analysis. Moreover, altered mitochondrial fusion-fission regulatory gene expression was also observed in skin tumour tissues. miR663, having tumour suppressor gene like function was known to be epigenetically regulated through mitochondrial retrograde signal. Promoter ...
This blood test is used to measure Arsenic levels. Arsenic is a common cause of acute poisoning through heavy metals. Arsenic enters the environment through the smelting of copper, zinc and lead and is released through the manufacturing of certain chemicals. Pesticides that contain arsenic, when manufactured, release arsine gas. Arsenic has been found in water supplies around the world, which has the potential to leach into seafood. Arsenic is found in rat poisoning, fungicides and products used to protect wood. Arsenic toxicity affects the blood, kidneys, skin, digestive tract and central nervous system ...
Compounds of arsenic were recognized as highly toxic long before arsenic was even recognized as an element in 1649 (by Schroeder, a German pharmacist). Nero used arsenic to poison Britannicus in 55 AD to secure the Roman throne. In 17th century France, white arsenic (As2O3) was known as poudre de succession (inheritance powder). Today, approximately 90 percent of all arsenic used in the US is used as a wood preservative. Arsenic is also used in electronics (gallium arsenide) and continues to be used in agricultural chemicals (pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, algaecides, fungicides and growth stimulants for plants and animals). Arsenic, being an element, is never destroyed once released into the environment. It will be with us forever.. Arsenic consumption is linked to a number of adverse health effects including skin, bladder and lung cancer. Oxygenated compounds of arsenic (arsenates: As+5 and arsenites: As+3) are soluble in water and, when ingested, mimic phosphates in the body. They can ...
BACKGROUND A large population in West Bengal, India has been exposed to naturally occurring inorganic arsenic through their drinking water. A cross-sectional survey involving 7683 participants of all ages was conducted in an arsenic-affected region between April 1995 and March 1996. The main focus of the study was skin keratoses and pigmentation alterations, two characteristic signs of ingested inorganic arsenic. Strong exposure-response gradients were found for these skin lesions. The study also collected limited information concerning respiratory system signs and symptoms, which we report here because increasing evidence suggests that arsenic ingestion also causes pulmonary effects. METHODS Participants were clinically examined and interviewed, and the arsenic content in their current primary drinking water source was measured. There were few smokers and analyses were confined to non-smokers (N = 6864 participants). RESULTS Among both males and females, the prevalence of cough, shortness of breath
Subsoil water contamination with arsenic is a burning global health issue. People experiencing exposure to contaminated water by arsenic throughout years can give rise to development of myriad clinical manifestations with a chief of arsenicosis which is the collective form of pigmentation and keratotic lesion of the skin. We surveyed over a population of above 500 people in West Bengal who are chronically exposed to arsenic at various doses through their drinking water throughout years which revealed a discreet variation in the development of such symptoms. This discrimination may be due to the error in metabolism which comes from the polymorphic association of genes particularly involved in arsenic metabolism. To check our hypothesis we conducted a case control study over 78 study subjects including control and arsenic exposed people, with different level of exposure, chosen from the Nadia district of West Bengal, India. Our result revealed that glutathione-S-transferase (GST) polymorphism is
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The control of arsenic, a toxic and carcinogenic element, is an important issue for all copper smelters. In this work, the reaction mechanism and distribution behavior of arsenic in the bottom blown copper smelting process (SKS process) were investigated and compared to the flash smelting process. There are obvious differences of arsenic distribution in the SKS process and flash process, resulting from the differences of oxygen potentials, volatilizations, smelting temperatures, reaction intensities, and mass transfer processes. Under stable production conditions, the distributions of arsenic among matte, slag, and gas phases are 6%, 12%, and 82%, respectively. Less arsenic is reported in the gas phase with the flash process than with the SKS process. The main arsenic species in gas phase are AsS (g), AsO (g), and As2 (g). Arsenic exists in the slag predominantly as As2O3 (l), and in matte as As (l). High matte grade is harmful to the elimination of arsenic to gas. The changing of Fe/SiO2 has slight
2000, describes a method for removing arsenic from fly ash, in which arsenic is recovered as scorodite. The first treatment stage of the arsenic-containing material is the oxidation of trivalent arsenic (As(lll)) into pentavalent arsenic (As(V)) with a gas containing sulphur dioxide and oxygen in oxidising conditions, in which arsenic does not precipitate. After this, arsenic is precipitated in atmospheric conditions, in which the Fe(III)/As(V) mole ratio is specified as 1. Precipitation is carried out either in one or several stages, but precipitation as scorodite demands the over-saturation of the solution, which is achieved by recycling scorodite crystals to the first precipitation reactors and simultaneously neutralising the suspension. A beneficial pH range is around 1-2 and this is maintained by feeding a suitable neutralising agent into the precipitation stage. In these conditions, arsenic can be precipitated to the level of 0.5 g/l. The final arsenic removal to a level below 0.1 mg/l is ...
Arsenic contamination of the environment is a worldwide health hazard. This research project focused on four areas: development and testing of low cost, field portable devices capable of measuring levels of arsenic at 10 μg L-1 or less; specific chemical techniques for such testing; creation of educational tools and techniques to allow operators who lack advanced chemistry training to perform accurate testing; and the determination and use of a biomarker in DNA as a cancer predictor in individuals exposed to environmental arsenic. The analytical techniques explored include: (1) the Gutzeit method of arsenic determination though arsine gas production, which was investigated in three experiments: measuring arsenic levels in soil samples, using Gutzeit-based kits using silver nitrate as a reactant for arsine gas, and sensitivity comparison of three commercial test kits over varying time periods up to twenty-four hours. (2) The molybdenum blue method, technologically quantified through three different
I was told that someone could die of arsenic toxicity from eating a lot of shrimps/prawns. Im sure a lot means A LOT. Could you explain how this could happen and what happens in the system, and how to avoid/cure it? Thanl you ...
The Blackfoot are a tribe of Native Americans who currently live in Montana and Alberta. They lived northwest of the Great Lakes and came to participate in Plains Indian culture. In Blackfoot mythology, the supernatural world is dominated by the Sun. The Sun or the Creator (Nah-too-si; Super powered or Holiness) is believed to have created the earth and everything in the universe. Nah-too-si is sometimes personified by the mystical Napi, or Old Man. Napi was said to have been sent by the Nah-too-si to teach people how to live a sinless life, like He and his wife, Ksah-koom-aukie, Earth Woman. Napi is said to have given the Blackfoot visions and, by implication, Blackfoot music. The numbers four and seven, the cardinal directions, the six principle points and center, are important in Blackfoot mythology. Communication is believed to occur between the supernatural world and Blackfoot through visions of guardian spirits, during which songs and ceremonies may be imparted, such as that of medicine ...
Ganga-Meghna-Bramhaputra basin is one of the major arsenic-contaminated hotspot in the world. To assess the level of severity of arsenic contamination, con
Background Chronic arsenic exposure is definitely associated with an increased risk of skin, bladder and lung cancers. were analyzed using random effects Tobit regression to account for repeated measures and 8-OHdG values below the detection buy 849773-63-3 limit. buy 849773-63-3 Results A consistent negative effect for APE1 was observed across water, toenail and urinary arsenic models. APE1 148 glu/glu + asp/glu genotype was connected with a reduction in logged 8-OHdG of 0.40 (95%CI -0.73, -0.07) in comparison to APE1 148 asp/asp. A link between total urinary arsenic and 8-OHdG was noticed among ladies using the GSTM1 null genotype however, not in ladies with GSTM1 positive. Among ladies with GSTM1 null, an evaluation of the next, third, and 4th quartiles of total urinary arsenic towards the 1st quartile led to a 0.84 boost (95% CI 0.27, 1.42), a 0.98 boost (95% CI 033, 1.66) and a 0.85 boost (95% CI 0.27, 1.44) in logged 8-OHdG, respectively. Zero effects between 8-OHdG and toenail taking in ...
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Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced a bill in Congress on Thursday which would limit the amount of inorganic arsenic permitted in rice and rice-based foods. The R.I.C.E (Reducing food-based Inorganic Compounds Exposure) Act would require the Food and Drug Administration to set a maximum permissible level of inorganic arsenic in rice and food containing rice. Inorganic arsenic… Continue Reading. ...
The authors estimated the global burden of disease for bladder, lung, and skin cancers attributable to inorganic arsenic in food. The authors - 1) established dose response estimates by converting dose response estimates for water exposure to human dose; 2) estimated exposure using data on a common range of arsenic content for food crops grown in different parts of the world and dietary patterns in different parts of the world; 3) multiplied the dose-response slope factor with the estimated range of daily dietary inorganic arsenic exposure to characterize cancer risk; and 4) summed across different populations to estimate the global burden of a particular arsenic-induced cancer ...
5.1 Exposure data. Exposure of high levels of arsenic in drinking-water has been recognized for many decades in some regions of the world, notably in China, Taiwan (China) and some countries in Central and South America. More recently, it has been discovered that a number of other regions have drinking-water that is highly contaminated with arsenic. In most of these regions, the drinking-water source is groundwater, naturally contaminated from arsenic-rich geological formations. The primary regions where high concentrations of arsenic have been measured in drinking-water include large areas of Bangladesh, China and West Bengal (India) and smaller areas of Argentina, Australia, Chile, Mexico, Taiwan (China), the USA and Viet Nam. In some areas of Japan, Mexico, Thailand and other countries, mining, smelting and other industrial activities have contributed to elevated concentrations of arsenic in local water sources.. Levels of arsenic in affected areas may range from tens to hundreds or even ...
Exposure to arsenic, a common environmental toxin found in drinking water, leads to a host of neurological pathologies. We have previously demonstrated that developmental exposure to a low level of arsenic (50ppb) alters epigenetic processes that underlie deficits in adult hippocampal neurogenesis leading to aberrant behavior. It is unclear if arsenic impacts the programming and regulation of embryonic neurogenesis during development when exposure occurs. The master negative regulator of neural-lineage, REST/NRSF, controls the precise timing of fate specification and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs). Early in development (embryonic day 14), we observed increased expression of Rest, its co-repressor, CoREST, and the inhibitory RNA binding/splicing protein, Ptbp1, and altered expression of mRNA spliced isoforms of Pbx1 that are directly regulated by these factors in the male brain in response to prenatal 50ppb arsenic exposure. These increases were concurrent with decreased expression of
The result of this study demonstrates a dose-response relationship between inorganic arsenic exposure from drinking water and risk of hypertension. Despite the lack of previous individual exposure data and the lack of information on potential confounders other than those we controlled for, the association seems strong enough to support the possibility of a causal association. There is also good agreement with the observations from Taiwan.8 Although there was no comprehensive, systematic sampling of the water supplies of the study area, the existing water measurements permit a reasonably good assessment of arsenic exposure. Furthermore, the effect of various unknown factors, such as use of bottled water, would dilute the effect and lead to an underestimation of the association. Because our study subjects were recruited from villages in which residents had similar occupations, socioeconomic status, lifestyles, and dietary habits, including salt intake, the variation among subjects of these ...
In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queens have found that little has changed since this law was passed and that 50 percent of baby rice food products still contain an illegal level of inorganic arsenic.. This research has shown direct evidence that babies are exposed to illegal levels of arsenic despite the EU regulation to specifically address this health challenge. Babies are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of arsenic that can prevent the healthy development of a babys growth, IQ and immune system to name but a few, said Andy Meharg, lead author of the study and professor of plant and soil sciences at Queens.. Rice has, typically, 10 times more inorganic arsenic than other foods and chronic exposure can cause a range of health problems including developmental problems, heart disease, diabetes and nervous system ...
... appear after an episode of poisoning with arsenic, thallium or other heavy metals or selenium, and can also appear ... "Chronic arsenic poisoning". Toxicol. Lett. 128 (1-3): 69-72. doi:10.1016/S0378-4274(01)00534-3. PMID 11869818. "Selenium: A ... Reynolds ES (1901). "An Account of the Epidemic Outbreak of Arsenical Poisoning occurring in Beer Drinkers in the North of ... "An Account of the Epidemic Outbreak of Arsenical Poisoning occurring in Beer Drinkers in the North of England and the Midland ...
... was the second line treatment for arsenic poisoning, after dimercaprol (BAL). It is no longer recommended. In ... Peterson, R. G.; Rumack, B. H. (1977). "D-Penicillamine therapy of acute arsenic poisoning". The Journal of Pediatrics. 91 (4 ... Hall, A. H. (2002). "Chronic arsenic poisoning". Toxicology Letters. 128 (1-3): 69-72. doi:10.1016/S0378-4274(01)00534-3. PMID ... and various heavy metal poisonings. It is taken by mouth. Penicillamine was approved for medical use in the United States in ...
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Arsenic Essential in rat, hamster, goat and chicken models, but no biochemical mechanism known in humans.[38] arsenic poisoning ... Cobalt poisoning * One serving of seaweed exceeds the U.S. Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of 1100 μg but not the 3000 μg UL ... Fluoride poisoning Boron Boron is an essential plant nutrient, required primarily for maintaining the integrity of cell walls.[ ... Anke M. Arsenic. In: Mertz W. ed., Trace elements in human and Animal Nutrition, 5th ed. Orlando, FL: Academic Press, 1986, 347 ...
Robinson immediately suspected arsenic poisoning. After three days of agony, Jones died on April 22, 1876. Judge-Executive ... The Frenches killed Lake Jones by arsenic poisoning, intending to steal his money. The Ku Klux Klan lynched the Frenches ... Robinson confirmed his suspicion that Lake had died of arsenic poisoning, and he sent Jones' stomach "to Louisville for ... The newspaper reported that she was said to have murdered a former husband by the name of Boaz with arsenic poison too. The ...
Regular imbibers of illegally distilled alcohol may be exposed to arsenic or lead poisoning the source of which is arsenic- ... suffered from arsenic poisoning. Its source was traced to flaking arsenic-laden paint on the ceiling of her bedroom. She may ... Rat poison used in grain and mash stores may be another source of the arsenic. Lead is the most prevalent heavy metal ... Arsenic-contaminated beer poisoned over 6,000 people in the Manchester area of England in 1900, and is thought to have killed ...
Townsend died of arsenic poisoning. He had developed a formula used in taxidermy preparations and arsenic was the "secret" ...
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He had died of arsenic poisoning. Murder or suicide? This puzzle, too, was never resolved. Was there a connection with Miss ... The post-mortem examination also showed that death was due to poisoning by prussic acid. The defence was that deceased ... action was a sequel to the trial of Miss Mount-Stephens before the High Court at Allahabad last March on a charge of poisoning ...
Some homeopathic preparations involve poisons such as Belladonna, arsenic, and poison ivy. In rare cases, the original ... Instances of arsenic poisoning have occurred. In 2009, the FDA advised consumers to stop using three discontinued cold remedy ... Examples include arsenicum album (arsenic oxide), natrum muriaticum (sodium chloride or table salt), Lachesis muta (the venom ... Chakraborti, D; Mukherjee, SC; Saha, KC; Chowdhury, UK; Rahman, MM; Sengupta, MK (2003). "Arsenic toxicity from homeopathic ...
Long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic... can lead to chronic arsenic poisoning. Skin lesions and skin cancer are the most ... "2010 Top Six Toxic Threats". Arsenic. Worstpolluted.org. "Arsenic". World Health Organization. June 2016.. ... "Lead Poisoning and Health". World Health Organization. Aug 2016. "Fact Sheet - Lead". 2015 World's Worst Pollution Problems. ... There are also industrial sources of arsenic, including mining and smelting. "People are exposed to elevated levels of ...
"Jane Austen 'died from arsenic poisoning'". The Guardian. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2014. "John Keats - autumnal ...
Dyer, Peter (2009). "The 1900 arsenic poisoning epidemic" (PDF). Brewing History. 130: 65-85. Retrieved 31 January 2018. "Mild ... in which 6,000 people were poisoned by arsenic and 70 died. In January 1902, 86 percent of production was of mild ale. ... Boddingtons was one of the breweries implicated in the 1900 English beer poisoning epidemic, ...
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Allen, Nick (7 May 2010). "Simon Bolivar died of arsenic poisoning". The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 July 2010. James, Ian (16 July ... Paul Auwaerter studied records of Bolívar's symptoms and concluded that he might have suffered from chronic arsenic poisoning, ... On several occasions, Chávez claimed that Bolívar was in fact poisoned by "New Granada traitors". In April 2010, infectious ... In July 2011, international forensics experts released their report, claiming there was no proof of poisoning or any other ...
Bhattacharya, Shaoni (22 October 2003). "Homeopathy reduces arsenic poisoning in mice". New Scientist. Retrieved 21 October ... He has also done research on treating arsenic-induced diabetes in mice using a product consisting of insulin wrapped in a coat ... In 2003, he published a study which claimed that homeopathic Arsenicum album reduced arsenic-caused liver toxicity in mice. ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Das, Biplab (4 March 2013). "New antidote to diabetic arsenic victims". Nature Asia. ...
He has proven, using samples of Napoleon's hair, that the former emperor did not die from arsenic poisoning. Another project ... Highfield, Roger (11 February 2008). "Napoleon didn't die from arsenic poisoning". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 September 2018 ...
Natural arsenic poisoning is a global threat with 140 million people affected in 70 countries globally. These examples ... ISBN 978-1-55263-741-8. Bagla, Pallava (2003-06-05). "Arsenic-Laced Well Water Poisoning Bangladeshis". National Geographic ... Half of Bangladesh's 12 million tube wells contain unacceptable levels of arsenic due to the wells not dug deep enough (past ... Sixty million people are estimated to have been poisoned by well water contaminated by excessive fluoride, which dissolved from ...
Poisoned her boyfriend with arsenic. 29 years, 209 days Moore has also been linked to the deaths of her father, mother in law, ... Convicted of murdering her fourth husband by antifreeze poisoning. In jail she attempted to hire a fellow inmate to murder a ... However, being that Joe was weak from chemotherapy and the sodium azide poisoning, he was unable to defend himself. Wendi was ... Catlin was convicted of poisoning two of his wives and his adoptive mother. 30 years, 35 days ...
Large portions of China's aquifers suffer from arsenic contamination of groundwater. Arsenic poisoning occurs after long-term ... As a consequence, arsenic poisoning is rising. To date there have been more than 30,000 cases reported with about 25 million ... The Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock Co poisoned at least 100 tonnes (220,000 lb) fish in a river in central Hubei ... As water demand grows, wells are being drilled deeper and now frequently tap into arsenic-rich aquifers. ...
"Chapter - 3 The arsenic milk poisoning incident". archive.unu.edu. Retrieved 2017-06-21.. ... Dakeishi, Miwako; Murata, Katsuyuki; Grandjean, Philippe (2006). "Long-term consequences of arsenic poisoning during infancy ... About 6,644 cases of samonella poisoning have been reported and 5,295 have been confirmed in five states, most of them in ... Summer 1985: In Southern California, the largest number of food poisoning deaths recorded in recent U.S. history is traced to ...
Hahn denied ever poisoning anyone with arsenic. Born: Bill Anderson, country musician and television personality, in Columbia, ... p. 2. "'Arsenic Anna' is Sentenced to Die; Collapses". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 28, 1937. p. 13. Pike, David Wingeate ( ... "Arsenic Killer's Appeal Will Be Decided Today". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 15, 1937. p. 9. "Chronology 1937". indiana.edu ...
"Yahoo! Sports: Phar Lap died of arsenic poisoning". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 6 May 2010. "Phar Lap poisoning theory down the ... Sydney veterinarian Percy Sykes believes deliberate poisoning did not cause the death. He said "In those days, arsenic was ... Kempson I, Henry D (2010). "Synchrotron Radiation Reveals Arsenic Poisoning and Metabolism in Hair: The Case of Phar Lap". ... "Catalyst (2008 report on arsenic death of Phar Lap)". ABC News Online. 19 June 2008. "Phar Lap arsenic claims premature: expert ...
... he died of arsenic poisoning. Before he died, Wythe accused his nephew of murder and changed his will to exclude him. Wythe's ... The jail warden testified that Sweeney had not been searched upon arrest, and that later a packet with arsenic was found in the ... A shopkeeper later attested that he sold Sweeney arsenic, and Broadnax said she saw him put something in the coffeepot in the ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Stephen G. Christianson (1994). "Sweeney Poisons Wythe And Is Tried For Murder". ...
"Arsenic poisons Sylhet water". The Independent. Dhaka. 11 September 1997. Archived from the original on 27 October 2004. ... contained more arsenic than the acceptable limit set by Bangladesh of 50 micrograms per liter, and 49.2% contained more arsenic ...
1951: A farmer died of accidental arsenic poisoning. 1955: A falling tree fatally crushed a logger's skull. 1968: A ski-doo ...
After the revelation that arsenic was poisoning the peoples' water sources, it was brought to light that roughly 90% of the ... Loewenberg, Sam (12 November 2016). "In Bangladesh, arsenic poisoning is a neglected issue". The Lancet. 388 (10058): 2336-2337 ... were exposed to and were continually consuming the water poisoned by arsenic from around the year 1990 through 2000. ... This lack of precaution led to one of the largest mass poisoning of a population because the ground water used for drinking was ...
Chronic arsenic poisoning (arsenicosis) has been considered too. This hypothesis has been advanced by John H. Winslow, who ... and the absence of many symptoms and signs of this kind of poisoning (persistent weight loss and diarrhea, the appearance of ... published a book arguing that Darwin took arsenic at low dosages as a remedy and that there was "a very close match" between ...
Notable side effects are similar to arsenic poisoning. Among clinicians, it is colloquially referred to as "arsenic in ... Two arsenic-containing stereoisomers exist in a 3:1 molar ratio. Since melarsoprol is insoluble in water, dosage occurs via a ... As a toxic organic compound of arsenic, melarsoprol is a dangerous treatment that is typically only administered by injection ...
On April 27, 2003, 78-year-old Walter Reid Morrill, known to the town by his middle name, died of arsenic poisoning after ... pains linger for arsenic poisoning survivors". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 April 2014. Maine Attorney General Press Release ... The crime was chronicled in Christine Young's 2005 true crime book A Bitter Brew: Faith, Power, and Poison in a Small New ... The town made national news headlines in 2003 when a man poisoned the coffee urn at the local Lutheran church, sickening 15 ...
If the poison is such that it acts slowly and insidiously, perhaps over a long period of years (and several such will be ... Examples cited include beauty products, which in the first quarter of the 20th century were found to contain arsenic, lead and ...
Incidents of heavy metal poisoning have been attributed to the use of these compounds in the United States.[64][65][66][67][68] ... arsenic, lead and copper sulfate[clarification needed]. Safety concerns have been raised about Ayurveda, with two U.S. studies ... "Biology-based" as coined by NCCIH may refer to chemicals from a nonbiological source, such as use of the poison lead in ... mercury and arsenic. A 2015 study of users in the United States also found elevated blood lead levels in 40 percent of those ...
Arsenic Selenium Bromine Krypton Rubidium Strontium Yttrium Zirconium Niobium Molybdenum Technetium Ruthenium Rhodium Palladium ... The high radioactivity of lawrencium would make it highly toxic to living cells, causing radiation poisoning. The same is true ... The radioactivity of the actinides generally makes them highly toxic to living cells, causing radiation poisoning. ...
Arsenic Selenium Bromine Krypton Rubidium Strontium Yttrium Zirconium Niobium Molybdenum Technetium Ruthenium Rhodium Palladium ... and poisons the central nervous system,[219] which is dangerous as the required dosage of lithium to treat bipolar disorder is ... All the alkali metals react readily with phosphorus and arsenic to form phosphides and arsenides with the formula M3Pn (where M ... arsenic, or antimony atom (the heavier nonmetallic pnictogens), creating a phosphonium (PH+. 4) or arsonium (AsH+. 4) cation ...
... and is particularly ineffective against poisonings of strong acids or alkali, cyanide, iron, lithium, arsenic, methanol, ... Activated carbon is used to treat poisonings and overdoses following oral ingestion. Tablets or capsules of activated carbon ... freshwater fish and reef tanks to avoid heavy metal poisoning and excess plant/algal growth. ASTM (D2866 Standard Method test) ... medically ineffective if poisoning resulted from ingestion of corrosive agents, boric acid, petroleum products, ...
In the first year of the rat control program, 64 tonnes (71 short tons) of arsenic trioxide were spread throughout 8,000 ... and poisoned 147 rats in the landfill, and no live rats were found thereafter.[77] In 2013, the number of rat infestations in ... However, in 1953 the much safer and more effective rodenticide, warfarin was introduced to replace arsenic. Warfarin is an ... poisoning, and gassing rats, and bulldozing or burning down some rat-infested buildings. The effort was backed by legislation ...
... can poison energy metabolism, and releases potentially toxic iron. Aconitase is one of several iron-sulfur-containing (de) ... 1.20: Acting on phosphorus or arsenic in donors. *Glutaredoxin *GLRX. *GLRX2. *GLRX3 ...
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Cleveland recalls reading a paper about a whole family being poisoned by a lad's carelessness. A packet of arsenic left in the ... Arsenic in Charlotte's tea was meant to kill her. Maggie cackles "tea, that's what he said not lemonade". ... Cleveland is certain this is a case of poisoning meant to look accidental with just one person not recovering, and Johnnie ... Cleveland prophesises that Charlotte's will contain 4-5 times more poison than Magdalen's. ...
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Arsenic Selenium Bromine Krypton Rubidium Strontium Yttrium Zirconium Niobium Molybdenum Technetium Ruthenium Rhodium Palladium ... 2 around the patient and, when needed, the medical staff.[90] Carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, and decompression ... "Oxygen Poisoning in Man: Part I". Br Med J. 1 (4506): 667-72. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.4506.667. PMC 2053251. PMID 20248086 ... "Oxygen Poisoning in Man: Part II". Br Med J. 1 (4507): 712-7. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.4507.712. PMC 2053400. PMID 20248096 ...
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Arsenic Selenium Bromine Krypton Rubidium Strontium Yttrium Zirconium Niobium Molybdenum Technetium Ruthenium Rhodium Palladium ... 2 around the patient and, when needed, the medical staff.[90] Carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, and decompression ... "Oxygen Poisoning in Man: Part I". Br Med J. 1 (4506): 667-72. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.4506.667. PMC 2053251. PMID 20248086 ... "Oxygen Poisoning in Man: Part II". Br Med J. 1 (4507): 712-7. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.4507.712. PMC 2053400. PMID 20248096 ...
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Arsenic Selenium Bromine Krypton Rubidium Strontium Yttrium Zirconium Niobium Molybdenum Technetium Ruthenium Rhodium Palladium ... bismuth poisoning can result in the formation of a black deposit on the gingiva, known as a bismuth line.[90][91][92] Poisoning ... Bismuth poisoning can occur and has according to some reports been common in relatively recent times.[87][89] As with lead, ... Norman, Nicholas C. (1998). Chemistry of arsenic, antimony, and bismuth. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-7514-0389-3. .. ...
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"The 1900 Arsenic Poisoning Epidemic". Brewery History (130): 65-85.. *. Emsley, J (2011). Nature's Building Blocks. Oxford ... "Stop Lead Poisoning in Children". World Health Organization. 2013.. *. "Ten Chemicals of Major Public Health Concern". World ... "National Capital Poison Center. 2010.. *. Chowdhury BA, Chandra RK (1987). "Biological and health implications of toxic heavy ... Whorton, JG (2011). The Arsenic Century. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199605996.. *. Worsztynowicz, A; Mill, W (1995). " ...
Because of the ubiquity of arsenic in ground water supplies and its effect on cardiovascular health, low dose arsenic poisoning ... atsdr-medical management guidelines for arsenic trioxide *^ Arsenic Author: Frances M Dyro, MD, Chief of the Neuromuscular ... Arsenic exposure has also many of the same signs of primary hypertension such as headache, somnolence, [57] confusion, ...
Krumbhaar EB (1919). "Role of the blood and the bone marrow in certain forms of gas poisoning". JAMA. 72: 39-41. doi:10.1001/ ... an arsenic compound discovered in 1907 and used to treat syphilis.[146] This was later followed by sulfonamides (sulfa drugs) ... The topoisomerase II poisons cause increased levels enzymes bound to DNA. This prevents DNA replication and transcription, ... By common usage, the term chemotherapy has come to connote the use of rather non-specific intracellular poisons, especially ...
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Arsenic in groundwater Book on arsenic in groundwater by IAH's Netherlands Chapter and the Netherlands Hydrological Society ... In March 2009, the issue of Uranium poisoning in Punjab attracted press coverage. It was alleged to be caused by fly ash ponds ... To date, the first ten of fifty-five contaminant SGVs have been published, for the following: arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead ... Paris Green and other compounds of arsenic. Nicotine has also been used since the late eighteenth century.[citation needed] ...
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UK Poison Information Document. *IPCS Environmental Health Criteria 182: Arsenic. *IPCS Poisons Information Monograph G042: ... "Arsenic and arsenic compounds", Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity: An Updating of IARC Monographs Volumes 1 to 42 (PDF), ... "Arsenic in Drinking Water", Some Drinking-water Disinfectants and Contaminants, including Arsenic (PDF), IARC Monographs on the ... "Arsenic, inorganic compounds (as As)", 29 C.F.R. § 1910.1018, 58 FR 35310, June 30, 1993, as amended. "Arsenic (inorganic ...
Main article: Carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the most common type of fatal air poisoning in many ... Arsenic trioxide (As2O3). *Bismuth(III) oxide (Bi2O3) ... "American Association of Poison Control Centers.. *^ Centers for ... The most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may resemble other types of poisonings and infections, including symptoms ... The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) reported 15,769 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning resulting in 39 ...
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... arsenic, tobacco-specific nitrosamines, and phenols contribute to the harmful effects of smoking.[87] Tobacco's overall harm to ... a form of nicotine poisoning. When wet leaves are handled, nicotine from the leaves gets absorbed in the skin and causes nausea ...
Arsenic poisoning, harmful effects of various arsenic compounds on body tissues and functions. Arsenicals are used in numerous ... acute poisoning) or from repeated small doses (chronic poisoning). Symptoms of acute poisoning from swallowing arsenic include ... Arsenic poisoning, harmful effects of various arsenic compounds on body tissues and functions. Arsenicals are used in numerous ... and when eaten may cause arsenic poisoning. The brown alga Hizikia. , for example, contains sufficient arsenic to be used as a ...
Garlic combats arsenic poisoning. Garlic may provide some relief for millions of Bangladeshis and Indians whose drinking water ... Rats which were also fed garlic extracts had 40 per cent less arsenic in their blood and liver, and passed 45 per cent more ... Keya Chaudhuri of the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology in Kolkata, and her colleagues gave rats daily doses of arsenic in ... Chaudhuri says that sulphur-containing substances in garlic scavenge arsenic from tissues and blood. She advises people in at- ...
Learn about the different types of arsenic, and read about treatments. ... Arsenic poisoning symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, dark urine, dehydration, vertigo, delirium, shock, and ... Symptoms of arsenic poisoning vary with the type and concentration of the poison. Inorganic arsenic may cause abdominal pains, ... Treatment of arsenic poisoning in acute toxic poisonings needs to begin quickly; treatment involves removal of arsenic by ...
... developed cataracts and died because of arsenic poisoning, researchers at The British Library have said. ... Arsenic poisoning is now known to cause cataracts. Despite its toxicity, arsenic was commonly found in medicines in 19th- ... A more likely cause would have been accidental poisoning from a heavy metal such as arsenic, Barnard said. ... developed cataracts and died because of arsenic poisoning, researchers at The British Library have said. ...
Arsenic is usually thought of as a poison. Despite this, it has been used in medicine for over 2000 years, and the arsenic ... compound arsenic trioxide (ATO) is FDA approved for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia. Now, a team of researchers, ...
Multiple organ failure with the adult respiratory distress syndrome in homicidal arsenic poisoning. Respiration 1992;59:57-61. ... Fulminant malignant arrhythmia and multiorgan failure in acute arsenic poisoning. Chest 1995;108:1774-5. ... Biologic: A case in which elevated urinary arsenic levels (,50 µg/L for a spot or ,50 µg total for a 24-hour urine) exist, as ... Chapter 88: Arsenic. In: Nelson LS, Lewin NA, Howland MA, Hoffman RS, Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, eds. Goldfranks Toxicologic ...
Begum and her family have been drawing water from a well painted red to warn Bangladeshi villagers that its tainted by arsenic ... An estimated 20 million people in Bangladesh are still being poisoned by arsenic-tainted water - a number that has remained ... A new report estimates that some 20 million Bangladeshis are still being poisoned by arsenic-tainted groundwater drawn from ... Arsenic also kills about 45,000 Bangladeshis every year, and is known to be in the groundwater of at least 30 countries, ...
A new study shows how an arsenic oxide, in combination with an existing drug, can cure leukemia, and it may be able to also ... Arsenic is infamous for its harmful properties. However, some arsenic compounds - in carefully measured doses - can be used in ... Arsenic is often listed as a carcinogen, which is a substance whose presence in a persons environment can lead to the ... However, some arsenic-based compounds have been used throughout history to treat various medical conditions. ...
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... is mystified by arsenic poisoning that killed one man and hospitalized 15 others after Sunday services at Gustaf Adolph ... Lutheran Church, unsure whether it was accidental or deliberate; no traces of arsenic are found in well from which church draws ... Arsenic Poisoning at Church Mystifies a Maine Town. By KATE ZERNIKE. MAY 1, 2003. ... Lieutenant Appleton said arsenic had been found on at least one thing not expected to have arsenic, though he would not ...
Arsenic poisoning is a medical condition that occurs due to elevated levels of arsenic in the body. If arsenic poisoning occurs ... The toxicity of arsenic has been described as far back as 1500 BC in the Ebers papyrus. Symptoms of arsenic poisoning begin ... The final result of arsenic poisoning is coma and death. Arsenic is related to heart disease (hypertension-related ... Organic arsenic is less harmful than inorganic arsenic. Seafood is a common source of the less toxic organic arsenic in the ...
Oz and Consumer Reports show that you may be at risk of arsenic poisoning if you drink toxic fruit juices that contain this ... Oz and Consumer Reports show that you may be at risk of arsenic poisoning if you drink toxic fruit juices that contain this ... raising concerns about arsenic poisoning through the diet.. Juices and Foods Tainted with Arsenic. This past summer, the U.S. ... or suspect your health problems may be related to arsenic poisoning, ask your doctor to test you to determine your arsenic ...
What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), organic arsenic is "highly toxic ... Signs of arsenic poisoning include skin cancer and skin lesions. Long-term exposure and toxicity "...are usually observed in ... What are symptoms of arsenic poisoning or toxicity?. The toxin is found naturally in our soil and air; in pesticides, some ... Acute poisoning from arsenic causes abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Severe cases causes difficulty swallowing, muscle ...
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Fluoride and arsenic poisoning. Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India , November 30th, 2007 , By Rajya Sabha ... Based on research from China, the fetal brain is one of the organs susceptible to fluoride poisoning. As highlighted by the ... the nation has watched in horror at the lead poisoning crisis unfolding in Flint, Michigan. The details from Flint have been ... 6 million people across 9 districts of West Bengal are exposed to arsenic contaminated water. ...
Auwaerter has considered murder and acute arsenic poisoning unlikely, arguing that gradual "environmental contact with arsenic ... did not die from arsenic poisoning, but suffered an increasing variety of physical and psychological symptoms until arsenic was ... Arsenic poisoning, accidental or deliberate, has been implicated in the illness and death of a number of prominent people ... Tissue samples of bone, fingernails, and hair showed that Hall died of poisoning from large doses of arsenic in the last two ...
Jane Austen may have been poisoned by arsenic, according to historians who have been trying to unravel the mysterious death of ... However, the poisoning could have been accidental because arsenic was found in many materials during the Victorian age, ... Jane Austen may have been poisoned by arsenic, according to historians who have been trying to unravel the mysterious death of ... Jane Austen may have been poisoned by arsenic, according to historians who have been trying to unravel the mysterious death of ...
A crime novelist has concluded that Jane Austen was killed with arsenic. Its been almost two centuries since Austen died but ... Scientist Feels Simon Bolivar Died Of Arsenic Poisoning - May 05, 2010. *Arsenic could be a potential cancer treatment - Jul 13 ... Tags: arsenic poisoning, centuries, correlation, crime novelist, foul play, guardian newspaper, hollywood, jane austen, last ... Crime Novelist: Jane Austen killed by arsenic poisoning. November 15th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt Tweet. ...
... techniques could reveal whether the celebrated English novelists surviving hair contains unusually high levels of arsenic ... Chronic arsenic poisoning, in fact, can warp and mottle the skin in all kinds of ways, and even cause skin cancers. ... Was Jane Austen Poisoned by Arsenic? Science May Soon Find Out. Modern techniques could reveal whether the celebrated English ... Was Jane Austen Poisoned by Arsenic? Science May Soon Find OutModern techniques could reveal whether the celebrated English ...
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... making it the most definitive study of arsenic poisoning so far. In most cases, the effects of arsenic poisoning may remain ... or any of the epidemiology linking arsenic with chronic diseases. In fact, skin lesions are a poor proxy for arsenic poisoning ... Arsenic poisoning is perhaps more confounding because the effects take years to occur. "Policymakers dont get alarmed by ... His office estimates that only 100 or 200 people die each year as a result of arsenic poisoning. He and his colleagues say they ...
... Wednesday, July 11, 2012. ... In the case of the arsenic life debacle, the intense criticism that the early release of the paper generated resulted in the ... Another reporter implies that if it werent for the heroic efforts of the internet and the blogging community that the arsenic ... The reason why arsenic is so toxic to humans is that it injects itself into all of the processes that use phosphate and ...
Yet they also applied arsenic cosmetics, gave their children toys painted with arsenic, wore dresses and hats dyed with arsenic ... Death by Wallpaper: The Alluring Arsenic Colors that Poisoned the Victorian Age. Lucinda Hawksleys book Bitten by Witch Fever ... "It proved effective: arsenic was responsible for a mere 1 per cent of the cases involving industrial poisoning by the twentieth ... Fatal Victorian Fashion and the Allure of the Poison Garment From Gemstones to Arsenic: How the Development of Pigment Colored ...
Metallic arsenic is non-poisonous. Poisoning occurs due to its salts. Poisonous compounds: 1} Arsenious oxide or arsenic ... 5} Arsenic suplhide, orpiment and realgar. 6} Arsenic trichloride{butter of arsenic} 7} Arsine is a colowebsiteess gas with ... This is the most common form of arsenic used and is known as white arsenic or arsenic. It occurs in two forms: a} White, smooth ... 12} Chelation therapy is ineffective in arsine poisoning. Pediatric Oncall 07/29/2020 11:03:58 07/29/2020 11:03:58 Arsenic ...
Arsenicosis - chronic arsenic poisoning from drinking water. Chronic arsenic poisoning results from drinking water with high ... Nearly all reported arsenic poisonings were not caused by pure arsenic, but by arsenic-oxygen compounds ( hereby especially ... Shellfish poisoning (Paralytic shellfish poisoning, Diarrheal shellfish poisoning, Amnesic shellfish poisoning, Neurotoxic ... Poisoning types Elements. Toxic metal (Lead · Mercury · Cadmium · Antimony · Arsenic · Beryllium · Iron · Thallium) · Fluoride ...
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According to sources, arsenic was one poison being examined as a potential cause but stressed that no final determination has ... Possible arsenic poisoning a mystery in coroner officials death. April 30, 2012 , 7:50 am ... poison does not necessarily mean the death was a homicide because the substance could have accidentally entered his system. ... who officials said appears to have died from poisoning. ...
... a strange death of arsenic poisoning had the community spellbound in 1875. How did Thomas die of poisoning? Suicide or murder? ... When Thomas died, Dr Tuxford did a post mortem and found the stomach was symptomatic of arsenic poisoning. The water in the ... It is poison." I said, "If it is poison you had better take it away or George might be getting it." ... Fragments of paper and also a water bottle were found to have contained arsenic. There was arsenic in the kettle. ...
  • Keya Chaudhuri of the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology in Kolkata, and her colleagues gave rats daily doses of arsenic in their water, in levels equivalent to those found in groundwater in Bangladesh and West Bengal. (newscientist.com)
  • Arsenic is found in groundwater, many chemicals, and foods. (rxlist.com)
  • Levels for arsenic have yet to be FDA approved for rice (still under study), although groundwater levels that provide arsenic to rice are FDA set at less than 10 parts per billion. (rxlist.com)
  • Nor has it happened in countless other villages still relying on arsenic-contaminated groundwater decades after it was revealed as a major threat across the country. (washingtontimes.com)
  • But they inadvertently tapped into arsenic, a naturally occurring and toxic element found in the soil and groundwater of some areas of the world, including vast delta regions like Bangladesh and eastern India. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Arsenic also kills about 45,000 Bangladeshis every year, and is known to be in the groundwater of at least 30 countries, including the U.S., Canada and China. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Scientists first discovered arsenic in Bangladesh's groundwater in 1993, sounding alarm bells worldwide about a massive public health crisis pouring from the millions of hand-cranked tube wells tapping water from underground. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Arsenic occurs naturally in the environment, and is a common groundwater contaminant. (mercola.com)
  • The main focus of Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment is to explore the untold stories of groundwater arsenic in view of its poisonous nature for human health, social implications, exposure and risk assessment, worldwide concentrations with space-time dimension, micro level GIS application in spatial arsenic concentration, policy response and mitigation options, and water right and legal issues of safe drinking water. (environmental-expert.com)
  • He has a wide range of consulting experience in groundwater arsenic poisoning, medical waste management, and water supply and sanitation. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Worldwide Distribution of Groundwater Arsenic Poisoning. (environmental-expert.com)
  • If they are properly sited in areas of greatest need, even a small increase in the rate of installing deep tube wells could bring arsenic poisoning to a virtual end in five to 10 years," says Peter Ravenscroft, a groundwater expert who has worked on the arsenic issue for more than two decades and is currently advising WHO and UNICEF on new arsenic mitigation guidelines. (sott.net)
  • The source of arsenic in India's groundwater continues to elude scientists more than a decade after the toxin was discovered in the water supply of the Bengal delta in India. (innovations-report.com)
  • According to the British Geological Survey and MML (1998, 1999) predict that sources of arsenic are without any doubt geological, in other words, naturally occurring arsenic contaminated the groundwater. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • At the CGWB(ER) workshop of February 7, 2002, he explained the contamination as due to natural geological setting caused by Holocene sea level rise and Ganga Brahmaputra deltaic sedimentation (S K Acharya, Arsenic in Groundwater from Southern West Bengal: Influence of Holocene Deltaic and Biochemical Reduction Process). (sos-arsenic.net)
  • Nine districts in West Bengal, India, and 42 districts in Bangladesh have arsenic levels in groundwater above the World Health Organization maximum permissible limit of 50 g/L. The area and population of the 42 districts in Bangladesh and the 9 districts in West Bengal are 92,106 km2 and 79.9 million and 38,865 km2 and 42.7 million, respectively. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • A new study published Saturday in the British medical journal the Lancet found that tens of millions of people in Bangladesh have been exposed to poisonous levels of arsenic from contaminated groundwater. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • Inspectors found high concentrations of arsenic in the groundwater under the Boynton Beach city golf course this summer, according to a report by an environmental contractor. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • A recent study by a Bartow-based company discovered levels of the cancer-causing poison that were 46 times the federal and state standards for groundwater arsenic concentrations in one of the sample wells it tested. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Schmitt said arsenic in South Florida soil and groundwater is common. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • When we learn that arsenic in the groundwater of one village in Bogra is as high as 1.5 mg/l, we should be worried. (bicn.com)
  • More than 10 percent of the rice in China, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (where the underlying arsenic-rich bedrock contaminates groundwater used for irrigation of rice fields) is estimated to have arsenic concentrations exceeding 200 ppb. (beatcancer.org)
  • Over-dependence on deep groundwater because of the skewed water management policy in the districts is the root cause of the problem," said Ashok Kumar Das, state president of Arsenic Dushon Protirodh Committee or Arsenic Contamination Redressal Forum. (firstpost.com)
  • Arsenic in groundwater occurs largely from minerals dissolving from weathered rocks and soils. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • Human actions such as fracking and overdrafting aquifers accelerate the migration of arsenic to groundwater. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • The dominant basis of arsenic poisoning is from drinking groundwater that naturally contains high concentrations of arsenic. (osmosis.org)
  • Research has shown that groundwater resources in certain provinces of China are contaminated with arsenic and that the numbers of affected people have risen year by year. (medindia.net)
  • Given the sheer size of China and the time and expense involved in testing for arsenic contamination, several more decades would probably be required to screen all of the millions of groundwater wells. (medindia.net)
  • The following article, published by Homeopathy Plus, explains how Arsenicum Album is being used to successfully treat Arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater. (barriehomeopathy.ca)
  • Groundwater in numerous parts of the world is contaminated by arsenic, and populations too impoverished to live elsewhere are slowly poisoned by it. (barriehomeopathy.ca)
  • The British Geological Survey reports(2001) even normal amounts(1-10mg/kg) of arsenic are sufficient to give excessive arsenic in the groundwater if dissolved or desorbed in sufficient quantity. (bangladeshenvironment.com)
  • Arsenic is a natural semi-metallic chemical that is found all over the world in groundwater. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • Arsenic is often implicated in deliberate poisoning attempts, but an individual can be exposed to arsenic through contaminated groundwater, infected soil and rock, and arsenic-preserved wood. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • They found that it was possible to remove arsenic from groundwater by means of the iron that naturally occurs alongside of it. (tudelft.nl)
  • Arsenic naturally occurs in groundwater and is highly toxic. (tudelft.nl)
  • Groundwater - Countries like China, India, Bangladesh, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States of America all have high levels of arsenic present in groundwater. (pollution.news)
  • In India, arsenic contamination is high in groundwater that affects over 50 million people in different states of the country. (thelogicalindian.com)
  • Poisoning may result from a single large dose ( acute poisoning) or from repeated small doses (chronic poisoning). (britannica.com)
  • Symptoms of acute poisoning from swallowing arsenic include nausea, vomiting , burning of the mouth and throat, and severe abdominal pains. (britannica.com)
  • The treatment of acute arsenic poisoning involves washing out the stomach and the prompt administration of dimercaprol (BAL). (britannica.com)
  • Acute toxic inorganic arsenic poisoning has only a fair to poor outcome. (rxlist.com)
  • Despite this, it has been used in medicine for over 2000 years, and the arsenic compound arsenic trioxide (ATO) is FDA approved for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia. (redorbit.com)
  • Acute ingestion of toxic amounts of inorganic arsenic typically causes severe gastrointestinal signs and symptoms (e.g., vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea). (cdc.gov)
  • Fulminant malignant arrhythmia and multiorgan failure in acute arsenic poisoning. (cdc.gov)
  • For acute poisonings treating dehydration is important. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acute poisoning is uncommon. (wikipedia.org)
  • The acute minimal lethal dose of arsenic in adults is estimated to be 70 to 200 mg or 1 mg/kg/day. (wikipedia.org)
  • Auwaerter has considered murder and acute arsenic poisoning unlikely, arguing that gradual "environmental contact with arsenic would have been entirely possible" as a result of drinking contaminated water in Peru or through the medicinal use of arsenic (which was common at the time) as Bolívar had reportedly resorted to it during the treatment for some of his illnesses. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acute poisoning from arsenic causes abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting. (emaxhealth.com)
  • In 1989, the federal government mandated the gradual reduction of arsenic used in common household products thus resulting in less acute arsenic poisoning in domestic animals. (professorshouse.com)
  • Although acute arsenic poisonings are less common, exposure to insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, insulation, wood preservatives, paint pigment and detergents can cause an accumulation of the poison in both animals and humans. (professorshouse.com)
  • 1} Acute poisoning a. (pediatriconcall.com)
  • The Gastrointestinal form - It is the common form of acute poisoning and resembles bacterial food poisoning. (pediatriconcall.com)
  • Poisoning can be chronic, with small doses accumulating over time, or acute, and can be directly fatal or lead to cancer. (glapn.org)
  • Most cattle poisoning cases are acute and are due to the ingestion of inorganic or aliphatic organic arsenicals . (vetstream.com)
  • Ananta Das (55), Himela Das (51), and Ajit Das (47) are counting their last days as they suffer from deep scars in their hands, dark spots all over their bodies and severe breathlessness - all symptoms of acute arsenic infection. (firstpost.com)
  • Dimercaprol and Succimer are chelating agents which sequester the arsenic away from blood proteins and are used in treating acute arsenic poisoning. (chemeurope.com)
  • For acute arsenic poisoning medicinal quality activated carbon should be given immediately. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • There are two main forms of arsenic poisoning: acute and chronic. (medical-enc.com)
  • Acute arsenic poisoning often occurs as a result of accidents at work with chemicals, which include arsenic. (medical-enc.com)
  • In acute arsenic poisoning with arsenic doctor washed stomach, prescribes drugs that counteract poisons, binding toxins. (medical-enc.com)
  • Poisoning can be acute or chronic. (intoxication-stop.com)
  • Signs of acute arsenic poisoning appear quickly when a significant amount of this element enters the human body. (intoxication-stop.com)
  • Symptoms of acute arsenic poisoning in humans can be observed about half an hour after the ingestion of poison. (intoxication-stop.com)
  • People that suffer from acute arsenic poisoning have a much lower rate of survival than those with chronic arsenic exposure. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • While the amount of arsenic most of us consume daily isn't significant enough to cause acute (rapid) poisoning, long-term poisoning is another story. (plantbased.com)
  • Chronic poisoning has a better outcome. (rxlist.com)
  • Arsenic is related to heart disease (hypertension-related cardiovascular disease), cancer, stroke (cerebrovascular diseases), chronic lower respiratory diseases, and diabetes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chronic exposure to arsenic is related to[clarification needed] vitamin A deficiency, which is related to heart disease and night blindness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Simón Bolívar South American independence leader Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), according to Paul Auwaerter from the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, may have died due to chronic arsenic poisoning further complicated by bronchiectasis and lung cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • While acutely toxic at high levels, low-level chronic exposure to arsenic can lead to a wide variety of health problems, including gastrointestinal problems, skin discoloration and hyperkeratosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, high blood pressure, diabetes, reproductive problems, reduced IQ and other neurological problems, and various cancers. (mercola.com)
  • Through interviews with physicians and authors of peer-reviewed studies, Consumer Reports also found mounting scientific evidence suggesting that chronic exposure to arsenic and lead even at levels below federal standards for water can result in serious health problems, especially for those who are exposed in the womb or during early childhood. (mercola.com)
  • Chronic arsenic poisoning, in fact, can warp and mottle the skin in all kinds of ways, and even cause skin cancers. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Chronic exposure may lead to only a few visible symptoms (skin pigmentation on the chest, hands, and feet occurs in a minority of cases), but the poison is exceptional in its ability to silently attack multiple organs over the course of years, or even decades. (sott.net)
  • 2. Chronic poisoning There are 4 stages. (pediatriconcall.com)
  • In cases of chronic arsenic poisoning the level of arsenic in the body can be evaluated from a hair sample, as arsenic is deposited in the hair over a course of time. (petmd.com)
  • chronic exposure to arsenic is estimated to be responsible for six percent of deaths in the country. (phys.org)
  • This book covers the entire spectrum of health effects induced by chronic arsenic poisoning, which is prevalent in more than 30 countries due to the use of unclean underground water, a result of surface water pollution and shortage. (musicmagpie.co.uk)
  • I am close to concluding that my issues are not low levels of gluten exposure, but instead are due to chronic arsenic ingestion. (celiac.com)
  • Chronic exposure to arsenic, even at very low levels, can affect health and even cause cancer . (beatcancer.org)
  • 12. An inverse correlation was found between consumption of vitamins A, C, and E, riboflavin and folic acid, and the existence of dermatological manifestations or chronic arsenic exposure. (slideshare.net)
  • Chronic Arsenic Poisoning - Hands. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • Afterexposure, skin changes as in chronic poisoning and possibly chronic renal failure. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • Bowen's disease is a long-term complication of chronic arsenic poisoning and is pre-malignant. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • Chronic arsenic poisoning usually occurs when working with compounds of arsenic. (medical-enc.com)
  • Frequently observed in chronic poisoning of workers casting, chemical and ceramic industries. (medical-enc.com)
  • In the case of chronic arsenic poisoning physician must report the poisoning to the competent authorities of the health system. (medical-enc.com)
  • In chronic poisoning victim's skin changes the color. (medical-enc.com)
  • Result of chronic arsenic poisoning is skin cancer and liver cancer. (medical-enc.com)
  • Other features of chronic arsenic poisoning are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and irritability. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • Long-term or chronic exposure to lower amounts of arsenic can cause weight loss, due to decreased appetite, and nerve damage. (mandarinvet.com)
  • With chronic arsenic poisoning, symptoms begin to appear between two to eight weeks after the ingestion of this element in the body. (intoxication-stop.com)
  • In chronic arsenic poisoning there is no specific treatment though many doctors will begin chelation therapy. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • People suffer from chronic arsenic poisoning usually have better outcomes. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Nerve conduction studies in chronic arsenic poisoning patients. (bvsalud.org)
  • Arsenic poisoning , harmful effects of various arsenic compounds on body tissues and functions. (britannica.com)
  • Arsenic and some of its compounds react with proteins , mainly the thiol portions, and uncouples the process of oxidative phosphorylation , thus inactivating most cellular functions. (rxlist.com)
  • Inorganic arsenic is metallic or a metalloid element that forms a number of poisonous compounds. (rxlist.com)
  • These are called inorganic arsenic compounds. (rxlist.com)
  • Inorganic arsenic compounds are much more poisonous to most biologic systems (animals, plants, humans) than organic arsenic (see below). (rxlist.com)
  • However, it can become more concentrated when industrial processes use it to make wood preservatives, metal compounds, or organic arsenic-containing compounds such as insecticides, weed killers, and other compounds. (rxlist.com)
  • If such compounds are burned, inorganic arsenic can be released into the air and later settle on the ground or in water and either remain in the inorganic form or combine with organic material. (rxlist.com)
  • Organic arsenic is any compound that is made from a chemical combination of the element arsenic with any organic compound (compounds containing a large amount of carbon). (rxlist.com)
  • However, some arsenic compounds - in carefully measured doses - can be used in medical treatments. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • However, some arsenic-based compounds have been used throughout history to treat various medical conditions. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The two minerals are often found in the same ground, and mineral extraction at the time was not precise enough to eliminate arsenic from compounds containing antimony. (wikipedia.org)
  • Poisonous compounds: 1} Arsenious oxide or arsenic trioxide {sankhya or somalkhar} - This is the most common form of arsenic used and is known as white arsenic or arsenic. (pediatriconcall.com)
  • It should be washed at intervals to remove iron compounds and adherent arsenic. (pediatriconcall.com)
  • Arsenic is a heavy metal mineral that is commonly included in chemical compounds for consumer products, such as herbicides (chemicals to kill unwanted plants), insecticides (chemicals to kill insects), wood preservatives, and in some drug formulas for treating blood parasites like heartworm. (petmd.com)
  • In most cases, dogs accidentally ingest products containing arsenic when they gain access to such compounds. (petmd.com)
  • Background history is very important in the diagnosis of arsenic poisoning and your veterinarian will need to know about any arsenic-containing compounds you have at home. (petmd.com)
  • However, few owners report seeing their dogs ingest arsenic-containing compounds so this may not be the first cause that apparent. (petmd.com)
  • And now, either "as bacteria break down the iron compounds, " or "due to changes caused by pumping" [1] of millions of wells, arsenic is coming loose from the silt and seeping into the water. (mediamonitors.net)
  • There are two general types of arsenic compounds in water, food, air and soil: organic and inorganic. (beatcancer.org)
  • However, compounds containing arsenic can be significantly more toxic. (chemeurope.com)
  • Nearly all reported arsenic poisonings were not caused by pure arsenic, but by arsenic-oxygen compounds, especially arsenic trioxide, which is approximately 500 times more toxic than pure arsenic, and by arsine . (chemeurope.com)
  • Some pigments, most notably the popular Emerald Green (known also under several other names), were based on arsenic compounds. (chemeurope.com)
  • Its compounds are used in pigments, animal poisons, insecticides (e.g. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • On the other hand, many arsenic compounds are strong poisons. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • One delicate test for the presence of even minute quantities of arsenic in compounds is the Marsh test Marsh test, method for the detection of arsenic, so sensitive that it can be used to detect minute amounts of arsenic in foods (the residue of fruit spray) or in stomach contents. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Organic arsenic compounds are often called arsines. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • Arsenic and its compounds (arsenic trioxide, arsenic acid and its salts, arsenious hydrogen, herbicides, pesticides, etc.) are causes a poisoning, getting into the body by inhalation, soaked from the gastrointestinal tract and the skin surface. (medical-enc.com)
  • Some arsenic compounds will have a garlic-like smell, and this makes it hard to identify them, especially in prepared foods. (healthery.com)
  • Arsenic biochemistry refers to biochemical processes that can use arsenic or its compounds, such as arsenate . (wikipedia.org)
  • Arsenic is a moderately abundant element in Earth's crust , and although many arsenic compounds are often considered highly toxic to most life, a wide variety of organoarsenic compounds are produced biologically and various organic and inorganic arsenic compounds are metabolized by numerous organisms . (wikipedia.org)
  • Arsenic biochemistry has become topical since many toxic arsenic compounds are found in some aquifers , [1] potentially affecting many millions of people via biochemical processes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arsenic (V) compounds are easily reduced to arsenic (III) and could have served as an electron acceptor on primordial Earth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Industrial work - Inorganic arsenic and its compounds are used in certain lines of work. (pollution.news)
  • In the environment, arsenic is combined with oxygen, chlorine, and sulfur to form inorganic arsenic compounds. (news-medical.net)
  • Arsenic in animals and plants combines with carbon and hydrogen to form organic arsenic compounds. (news-medical.net)
  • Arsenic compounds can be either organic or inorganic. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • The main difference between organic and inorganic arsenic is that organic arsenic contains a carbon - hydrogen or C-H bonds, where as inorganic compounds do not. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Organic arsenic compounds are associated with living organisms like sugars, fats, and proteins as well as enzymes and nucleic acids. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • While inorganic arsenic compounds are associated with substances made from a single element and do not contain a C-H bond like salts and metals as well as carbon dioxide. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Most experts agree that while exposure to organic arsenic compounds is harmless prolonged exposure to inorganic arsenic compounds pose a significant health risk. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • This means that meat, poultry, and dairy products as well as fruits, vegetables and cereals can contain inorganic arsenic compounds from exposure to contaminated ground water. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • While seafood is also high in arsenic it is the organic arsenic compounds which are much less toxic. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • In recent years, arsenic in our food and drink products has gotten a lot of attention even though many experts feel that the levels either are too low to cause damage or they are organic compounds which are considered harmless. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Inorganic arsenic compounds must be limited to 10 parts per billion. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Many common arsenic compounds can dissolve in water. (plantbased.com)
  • The New York-based rights group blames nepotism and neglect by Bangladeshi officials, saying they're deliberately having new wells dug in areas convenient for friends, family members and political supporters and allies, rather than in places where arsenic contamination is highest or large numbers of poor villagers are being exposed. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Human Rights Watch based its report on a survey of about 125,000 government wells dug from 2006 to 2012 specifically to give villagers safer options, after an earlier survey of 5 million wells found millions exposed to water that exceeded Bangladesh's arsenic contamination limit of 50 parts per billion. (washingtontimes.com)
  • There is a gap in spatial, social and legal issues of arsenic toxicity, and the lack of literature on GIS-based modeling for spatial risk of arsenic contamination is a serious methodological limitation. (environmental-expert.com)
  • He is the author of 8 books and 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including 11 on arsenic contamination in Bangladesh. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Yet researchers say there is no question that the mass arsenic contamination is solvable in most cases by drilling wells deeper than 500 feet. (sott.net)
  • Ironically these wells led to the largest arsenic contamination crisis in the world. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • they believe that "arsenic-breathing bacteria may be playing a role in the arsenic contamination of water wells in Bangladesh. (mediamonitors.net)
  • For instance, they may play a role in arsenic contamination of water wells by converting arsenic from a largely inert form into a toxic, water-soluble form. (mediamonitors.net)
  • The analysis compares four methods of dealing with the arsenic contamination, and pinpoints strategies to deliver cleaner water to the greatest number of people at the lowest cost. (phys.org)
  • Because arsenic contamination is more common in shallow wells, another strategy the government uses is to drill medium-depth wells, with households responsible for paying for 10 percent of the well's cost. (phys.org)
  • The study finds that the Bangladesh government's preferred strategies of drilling deep tubewells and constructing piped water supply systems are the least cost-effective ways to deal with arsenic contamination. (phys.org)
  • Growing practices, enological practices and environmental contamination may contribute to total [arsenic] content in wine, as well as to the differences in [arsenic] content in different types of wine," the authors wrote. (winespectator.com)
  • arsenic-contamination, it is time to take stock of the situation and measure it against our achievements especially when we hear that people in villages like Chattarpaya of Thana Senbag, are still drinking the water from tubewells which are known to have a high concentration of arsenic. (bicn.com)
  • That people are still ignorant of what has befallen them is hard to accept as UNICEF appointed a publicity agent to inform and educate the people on all aspects of contamination and arsenic-poisoning. (bicn.com)
  • Subclinical arsenical toxicity can occur in cattle in regions where there is environmental contamination (either natural or anthropogenic) and the animals are chronically exposed to arsenic contaminated water and/or vegetation. (vetstream.com)
  • A briefing paper on "Arsenic Contamination of Ground Water - an exhaustive set of FAQs on key issues, it's causes, spread and technology available to mitigate the effects. (cseindia.org)
  • Arsenic is a chemical element present in the environment from both natural and human sources, including erosion of arsenic-containing rocks, volcanic eruptions, contamination from mining and smelting ores, and previous or current use of arsenic-containing pesticides. (beatcancer.org)
  • From children to the elderly, everyone is living in perpetual fear of arsenic contamination. (firstpost.com)
  • Arsenic contamination is a serious public health crisis in Bangladesh. (sim.org.au)
  • The team takes a holistic approach to tackling arsenic contamination by focusing on four key areas: awareness raising, water testing, water filter installation and maintenance, and patient treatment. (sim.org.au)
  • The contamination of wells with arsenic is one of the greatest environmental disasters being faced today and must rank as one of the worst in recent times. (ebangladesh.com)
  • With some exceptions most of them have been selling commercial products to cleanse arsenic contamination from edible water resources. (ebangladesh.com)
  • But our studes show that farmers are adding arsenic 20- 30 mg/kg " arsenic and a very high amount of uranium" as fertiliser to soil two to three times a year (2-3 crops, mainly rice) since more than two decades possibly caused ground water contamination. (bangladeshenvironment.com)
  • Arsenic contamination in water has been a long standing problem since the start of industrial revolution. (despardestimes.com)
  • Arsenic contamination in ground water has become a problem for crops like rice that rely on lots of water. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Arsenic contamination is one of the major problems that affects millions of people across the world. (thelogicalindian.com)
  • Symptoms of arsenic poisoning vary with the type and concentration of the poison . (rxlist.com)
  • What are symptoms of arsenic poisoning or toxicity? (emaxhealth.com)
  • If you think you have symptoms of arsenic toxicity, speak with your doctor for testing. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Thanks to a background in forensics and years of research for her own novels, Ashford knew that one of the symptoms of arsenic poisoning is hyperpigmentation, or ' raindrop pigmentation ,' in which the skin turns into a patchwork of dark and light areas with unusually high or low levels of melanin. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Symptoms of arsenic poisoning start with mild headaches and can progress to lightheadedness and usually, if untreated, will result in death. (chemeurope.com)
  • Unfortunately, beginning symptoms of arsenic poisoning often mimic less serious illnesses, such as the stomach flu, so it is not addressed right away. (websyspub.com)
  • When ingested orally, the first symptoms of arsenic poisoning often begin to manifest within thirty minutes. (pollution.news)
  • Several parts of India are showing symptoms of arsenic poisoning due to consumption of contaminated water. (despardestimes.com)
  • The symptoms of arsenic poisoning vary depending on the type and concentration of arsenic you were exposed to. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Arsenic is believed to exert its toxicity by combining with certain enzymes (the organic catalysts of the cell), thereby interfering with cellular metabolism. (britannica.com)
  • Arsenic is considered to be a heavy metal, and arsenic toxicity shares some features with poisonings by other heavy metals. (rxlist.com)
  • Despite its toxicity, arsenic was commonly found in medicines in 19th-century England, as well as in some water supplies,' Tuppen said. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The toxicity of arsenic has been described as far back as 1500 BC in the Ebers papyrus. (wikipedia.org)
  • In parasitic treatment drugs, the level of arsenic is in sub-lethal ranges and will not harm a dog, but over-dosage can lead to toxicity. (petmd.com)
  • indication of arsenic toxicity. (bicn.com)
  • The concentration of arsenic, its chemical form and its solubility determine its toxicity. (vetstream.com)
  • Arsenic is known for its toxicity but death due to arsenic poisoning is not immediate in most cases. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • The good thing is that the use of arsenic in commercial and industrial products is being phased out due to the high toxicity of this element. (healthery.com)
  • Over following days and weeks they excreted higher levels of arsenic in their urine, and their blood arsenic levels and other toxicity biomarkers dropped. (barriehomeopathy.ca)
  • Clean drinking water is needed for ongoing health, but homeopathic arsenic appears to offer a simple short-term strategy for dealing with the health problems of those with arsenic toxicity. (barriehomeopathy.ca)
  • The effects of arsenic toxicity on the peripheral nerves in the form of slow nerve conduction velocities were not found among female patients with arsenical dermatoses in Ronphibun. (bvsalud.org)
  • William Cullen has noted that "the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ranks arsenic as No. 1 on its list of priority hazardous substances because of both its prevalence in contaminated environments and its toxicity.This ranking has not. (jhu.edu)
  • Your swimming-pool water is now at the FDA's limit for arsenic toxicity. (plantbased.com)
  • The geological formations from 10.5 million years to recent do not show any abnormal amount of arsenic that can contaminate the ground water of Bangladesh. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • There is no 'safe' amount of arsenic consumption. (winespectator.com)
  • The amount of arsenic in rice also varies by location. (beatcancer.org)
  • A small amount of arsenic is added to germanium in the production of semiconductor devices such as transistors and integrated circuits. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Haemodialysis at an early stage can clear a substantial amount of arsenic. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • though the EPA has regulated the amount of arsenic that can be in drinking water there has been no limits or guidelines placed on arsenic levels in food or drink products. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Among industrial workers, arsine may be a source of accidental poisoning. (britannica.com)
  • A more likely cause would have been accidental poisoning from a heavy metal such as arsenic, Barnard said. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Most cases of poisoning are accidental. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arsenic poisoning, accidental or deliberate, has been implicated in the illness and death of a number of prominent people throughout history. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the poisoning could have been accidental because arsenic was found in many materials during the Victorian age, including medicine, wallpaper, and clothing such as green dresses. (newsmax.com)
  • In industrial settings arsine poisoning generally results from the accidental formation of arsine gas. (cdc.gov)
  • Arsenic was once the main ingredient in ant and roach bait, causing frequent accidental poisonings in domestic animals and children. (professorshouse.com)
  • It is not beyond the realms of possibility that our dearest Jane died of arsenic poisoning, albeit an accidental death due to the ignorance of the properties of arsenic that existed at the time and the medications that contained the dreaded substance. (litquotes.com)
  • Overexposure to these pigments was a frequent cause of accidental poisoning of artists and craftsmen. (chemeurope.com)
  • Arsenic poisoning may be accidental or intentional and depending on the source, method and degree of poisoning, the severity and range of signs and symptoms may vary. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • Arsenic poisoning is accidental or intentional exposure to arsenic in some form. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • Careful use and storage of arsenic products in important to prevent accidental exposure, inhalation, and ingestions. (healthery.com)
  • Now it is confronting the accidental poisoning of as many as 85 million of its 125 million people with arsenic-contaminated drinking water (The Independent, U.K., October 11, 2000). (bangladeshenvironment.com)
  • Poison experts say accidental poisonings by adults are often result of an honest mix-up of household products in the home. (go.com)
  • Arsenic poisoning is the accidental ingestion, skin contact, or inhalation of products containing a toxic dose of arsenic. (westmountanimalhospital.com)
  • Thus, if a heavy smoker who worked in a fabric factory, and burned candles in his boarding room that had floors made of heavily arsenic doused wood, then the doctor might rightfully declare his death to be an accidental poisoning or a natural death. (lizaoconnor.com)
  • One such compound - called arsenic trioxide (ATO) - is still used today, and it actually gained Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval under the marketing name Trisenox in 2001. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • the stable form is a silver-gray, brittle crystalline solid that tarnishes rapidly in air, and at high temperatures burns to form a white cloud of arsenic trioxide. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Children may encounter arsenic trioxide as a rodenticide or herbicide. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • The main inorganic compound of arsenic is arsenic trioxide. (medical-enc.com)
  • In such processing, arsenide is converted to arsenic trioxide , which is volatile at high temperatures and is released into the atmosphere. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arsenic trioxide, also called arsenic oxide, is the form in which the element was most commonly administered in cases of murder, and frequently it is this compound that people were actually describing when they referred to arsenic.The oxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, and dissolves readily in water and other liquids. (jhu.edu)
  • In this April 5, 2016 photo, a Bangladeshi woman collects arsenic-tainted water from a tube-well in Khirdasdi village, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (washingtontimes.com)
  • KHIRDASDI, Bangladesh (AP) - For more than two decades, Nasima Begum and her family have been drawing water from a well painted red to warn Bangladeshi villagers that it's tainted by arsenic. (washingtontimes.com)
  • An estimated 20 million people in Bangladesh are still being poisoned by arsenic-tainted water - a number that has remained unchanged from 10 years ago despite years of action to dig new wells at safer depths, according to a new report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The result is that trace arsenic exposure in Bangladesh appears to have led to dramatic increases in cancers ranging from skin to liver to lung, in cardiovascular disease, and in developmental and cognitive problems for children. (sott.net)
  • The British Overseas Department financed the British Geological Survey and MacDoland (UK) Ltd engaged to find out the origin of arsenic in Bangladesh. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • The result of their investigations are according to the requirements of the donors that do not want to take responsibility of arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • It is estimated that up to 30-35 million people in Bangladesh and 6 million people in West Bengal are exposed to 50 g/liter arsenic in their water or more. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • The crisis in Bangladesh and West Bengal highlights the health problems associated with arsenic poisoning. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • Bangladesh has struggled with arsenic in its water supply since a disastrous campaign in the 1970s to bring clean water to the county backfired horribly. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • The study team, led by Dr. Habibul Ahsan of the University of Chicago, found that as many as 77 million people half the population of crowded Bangladesh may have been exposed to toxic levels of arsenic. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • What s going on in Bangladesh is a unique horror the World Health Organization has called it the largest mass poisoning of a population in history and it s partially due to the fact that Bangladesh gets 90% of its water from the ground. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • The rise of cancer, ulcers, gangrene, and painful warts are reported from various corners of Bangladesh those are directly linked to arsenic poisoning. (mediamonitors.net)
  • WHO says that within the next decade one-tenth of all deaths in southern Bangladesh will be due to this arsenic crisis. (mediamonitors.net)
  • Most wells in Bangladesh get their water from the depth zone of 65 to 260 feet below the surface level, and this is the same zone that arsenic is poisoning water as well. (mediamonitors.net)
  • No saner person can accuse any purposeful, intentional maligns regarding arsenic crisis in Bangladesh, but is there any criminal negligence involved? (mediamonitors.net)
  • From the very beginning when this crisis came out to the public, UNICEF kept their points of opinion straight regarding their inability of identifying arsenic in any possible testing before undertaking the massive well-digging operations in Bangladesh. (mediamonitors.net)
  • In what has been called "the largest mass poisoning of a population in history," some 40 million people in Bangladesh are drinking water that contains unsafe levels of arsenic. (phys.org)
  • Although the study focused on one district, called Araihazar Upazila, the authors think the results have significant implications for arsenic mitigation all over Bangladesh. (phys.org)
  • It is this love of Christ that compels Leila to make a difference in the lives of women and their families affected by arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh. (sim.org.au)
  • In what has been called 'the largest mass poisoning of a population in history' by the World Health Organisation (WHO), roughly 80 million people in Bangladesh are affected and one in ten have a high probability of developing cancerous tumours. (sim.org.au)
  • Over half the p opulation in Bangladesh, 57 million people are at immediate risk of arsenic poisoning. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • The World Health Organization labeled Bangladesh arsenic poisoning problem the "largest mass poisoning of a population in history. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • In the recent decade a number of arsenic NGOs in Bangladesh had engaged in arsenic studies, research and mitigation. (ebangladesh.com)
  • For arsenic mitigation more than 40 Million US Dollars of fund found their way to Bangladesh from different sources (World Bank, UNICEF, US AID, CIDA (CANADA), JAICA, SIDA, Australian Aid, UNDP etc. (ebangladesh.com)
  • The Daily Ittefaq published an article on July 26, 2008 that 80 million people of Bangladesh have high risk of arsenic poisoning. (ebangladesh.com)
  • Find the perfect arsenic poisoning bangladesh stock photo. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • Five years after the approval of National Policy for Arsenic Mitigation and Implementation Plan, two lakh people still face the threat of cancer annually due to drinking of arsenic contaminated water in Bangladesh, says a report of World Health Organisation (WHO) (Daily Star, Nov. 13, 2009). (bangladeshenvironment.com)
  • Green Revolution" known as the"Fertiliser, Pesticide, Seed, Water" introduced by the North (Green Revolution) possibly contaminated ground water of Bangladesh and India (Anwar, Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh - End of A Civilization? (bangladeshenvironment.com)
  • During the 80 and 90, the foreign organization which tested the quality of tube well water in Bangladesh did not even conduct the tests for arsenic. (bangladeshenvironment.com)
  • A country like Bangladesh has had problems related to arsenic poisoning for decades. (tudelft.nl)
  • For example, the high arsenic content of drinking water in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India, is poisoning millions of people today. (jhu.edu)
  • The sprayed fruits and vegetables, if not washed, may also bear enough arsenic to be potentially toxic to the consumer. (britannica.com)
  • Inorganic arsenic is arsenic alone or combined with inorganic substances that are very toxic to most biologic systems, including humans. (rxlist.com)
  • Organic arsenic is arsenic combined with organic substances and may be non-toxic or far less toxic to many biologic systems than inorganic arsenic. (rxlist.com)
  • If arsenic is in the organic form, it is likely nontoxic or weakly toxic to humans, but inorganic arsenic can also be found in similar locations and materials and in high concentrations in industrial processes. (rxlist.com)
  • Napoleon Bonaparte, American Explorer Charles Francis Hall and the racehorse Phar Lap all succumbed to arsenic poisoning, as did many Impressionist painters, developing toxic levels in their system from the arsenic contained in Emerald Green pigment. (professorshouse.com)
  • 5} Freshly prepared, hydrated ferric oxide orally in small doses converts toxic arsenic to non-toxic ferric oxide. (pediatriconcall.com)
  • Arsenic is reduced to arsenite, the most toxic form, which binds to sulfhydryl groups, including those of important enzymes, including those of the Kreb's cycle and oxidative phosphorylation . (wikidoc.org)
  • Of the inorganic (trivalent or pentavalent) and aliphatic organic arsenicals, the trivalent inorganic forms are the most toxic forms of arsenic. (vetstream.com)
  • Phenylarsenicals (ie aromatic organic pentavalent arsenicals) may be used typically in pig and poultry production as feed additive growth promoters and can result in arsenic toxicosis in pigs with dosing errors for example, but are the least toxic form. (vetstream.com)
  • Soluble arsenic salts are more toxic. (vetstream.com)
  • Arsenic is a highly toxic chemical that can lead to cancer after long-term exposure. (louthleader.co.uk)
  • 3d Arsenic element Picture by 3dalia 4 / 33 Arsenic Picture by webking 2 / 369 arsenic symbol on screen laptop Picture by Sebastian 1 / 24 Arsenic Element Periodic Table Stock Photography by nerthuz 1 / 40 Active steel mill smelter emiting billowing toxic fumes Pictures by showface 1 / 9 Arsine toxic gas molecule. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • Arsenic Picture by webking 2 / 369 Arsine toxic gas molecule. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • For human toxic dose of 0.01-0.05 g, if the arsenic content reaches 0.1-0.3 g, the hope of salvation remains. (medical-enc.com)
  • In these trials, arsenic-toxic people were given the homeopathic arsenic. (barriehomeopathy.ca)
  • However, arsenic in the environment is not immediately dangerous, and it is rare to find toxic amounts of arsenic in nature. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • At least one of the instances of tiki torch poisoning was the result of an adult transferring the toxic fuel into a smaller container, which Krenzelok said is a common mistake. (go.com)
  • however, there is little danger in eating fish since this arsenic compound is nearly non-toxic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arsenic poisoning is the development of clinical signs after ingestion, skin contact, or inhalation of products containing a toxic dose of arsenic. (mandarinvet.com)
  • The toxic dose of arsenic can vary greatly depending on the form of arsenic, the animal species, and the health status of the animal. (mandarinvet.com)
  • Dimercaprol (BAL) itself is toxic, but if dosed appropriately, it can treat arsenic poisoning with few toxic effects. (mandarinvet.com)
  • Long-term exposure to arsenic at lower-than-toxic levels will usually cause skin changes, such as skin lesions, hyperkeratosis (wart-like skin bumps on the palms and feet), and skin darkening or discoloration. (pollution.news)
  • Arsenic is usually found in its less toxic organic form in seafood like fish and shellfish. (pollution.news)
  • Furthermore, people who've been exposed to toxic levels of arsenic may have breath and urine that smell distinctly of garlic. (pollution.news)
  • Visit HeavyMetals.news to read up on arsenic and other toxic heavy metals. (pollution.news)
  • As a result of toxic effects of arsenic, the cerebral cortex is damaged - encephalopathy develops. (intoxication-stop.com)
  • Definitive diagnosis of arsenic poisoning is based on the finding of arsenic in the urine and in hair or nails. (britannica.com)
  • Diagnosis of arsenic poisoning is made by determining inorganic and organic levels of arsenic in the blood and urine . (rxlist.com)
  • Speciation is required in all cases where total urine arsenic is elevated to differentiate the amount of organic and inorganic arsenic. (cdc.gov)
  • A urine sample or testing the stomach contents can confirm the ingestion of the toxin but results are often not fast enough to confirm arsenic poisoning and help with treatment. (professorshouse.com)
  • Intravenous fluids are introduced for two reasons one to help excrete the arsenic through the urine faster and the other to help reduce the damage to the kidneys and liver by keeping them well hydrated. (professorshouse.com)
  • Within 48 hours, the arsenic should be excreted out through the kidneys and urine and the pet will be released to go home. (professorshouse.com)
  • A urine sample from the prisoner had somehow been smuggled out and sent under a false name to a laboratory in Melbourne, where very high levels of arsenic were discovered. (glapn.org)
  • Writing on Facebook, Frances wrote: "We have received shocking news this afternoon with the results of my daughter Neve's tests and there is a toxicology team who are now dealing with it there were 10 times the normal level of arsenic found in her urine. (louthleader.co.uk)
  • According to Medical News Today , blood, hair, urine, and fingernail samples are used to measure arsenic levels. (pollution.news)
  • The study, led by a team in Hietzing Hospital in Vienna, Austria found that a two-fold increase in arsenic levels in urine resulted in nearly 50 per cent chances of the heart's chamber thickening. (despardestimes.com)
  • For the study, urine samples were taken from more than 1,300 adults and the arsenic levels in them were measured. (despardestimes.com)
  • The agent binds the arsenic so it can then be excreted in your urine. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • People who drink apple juice have 20% more arsenic in their urine than non-apple drinkers. (lizaoconnor.com)
  • Arsenic poisoning typically occurs as a result of industrial exposure, from contaminated wine or illegally distilled spirits, or in cases of malicious intent. (rxlist.com)
  • Inorganic arsenic occurs in nature in the soil, copper and lead ore deposits, and water, but usually in low concentrations. (rxlist.com)
  • Arsenic poisoning is a medical condition that occurs due to elevated levels of arsenic in the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • If arsenic poisoning occurs over a brief period of time, symptoms may include vomiting, abdominal pain, encephalopathy, and watery diarrhea that contains blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Inorganic arsenic, the form most likely to cause cancer, occurs naturally in the earth and is released into ground water that travels through rocks and soil. (mercola.com)
  • Poisoning occurs due to its salts. (pediatriconcall.com)
  • Arsenic, popularly known for killing rats, is a chemical element that occurs naturally in soil. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Arsenic is an element found in soil and it occurs naturally in fruits and fruit juices. (winespectator.com)
  • Today, arsenic poisoning occurs through industrial exposure, from contaminated wine or moonshine, or because of malicious intent. (slideshare.net)
  • Unless action occurs quickly, the number of people at risk for arsenic poisoning may double within a decade. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • Arsenic occurs in many ores, including realgar, orpiment, and arsenopyrite arsenopyrite or mispickel , silver-white to steel-gray mineral with the metallic luster characteristic of a pyrite. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Arsenic poisoning also known as arsenicosis occurs when a person s body contains greater than normal levels of arsenic, a semi-metallic element. (medindia.net)
  • Arsenic poisoning, or arsenicosis, occurs after the ingestion or inhalation of high levels of arsenic. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • Arsenic poisoning occurs through industrial pollution, from water supplies, from contaminated wine or illicit spirits, or from criminal intent. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • Death usually occurs due to circulatory failure caused by the poisoning. (healthery.com)
  • Lethal doses of arsenic vary between one and twelve mg of arsenic per pound of body weight and symptoms develop within half an hour of ingestion. (professorshouse.com)
  • In many cases, the poisoning takes place by either handling products containing high doses of arsenic without proper protection or ingesting foods or liquids containing unhealthy doses of arsenic. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • Earlier, small doses of arsenic administered as a medicine. (medical-enc.com)
  • But in addition to its nutrient and caloric content, rice can contain small amounts of arsenic, which in large doses is a toxin linked to multiple health conditions and dietary-related cancers. (news-medical.net)
  • In fact, even today, you could be consuming low doses of arsenic each day. (lizaoconnor.com)
  • It is thus not easy for the victim to detect that he or she is being poisoned.As it is a cumulative poison, small doses can be given over a long period of time, eventually killing someone without necessarily arousing suspicion. (jhu.edu)
  • Long-term arsenic poisoning from minuscule doses of arsenic is a 21st-century problem. (plantbased.com)
  • The poisonous effects of arsenic, a crystalline metalloid found in the Earth's crust, are linked an array of health problems, including cancers of the skin, lung, bladder, kidney and liver. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Lucinda Hawksley's Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-Century Home , out this month from Thames & Hudson , chronicles the rise of poisonous pigments in the 19th century through the burgeoning British wallpaper trade. (hyperallergic.com)
  • Metallic arsenic is non-poisonous. (pediatriconcall.com)
  • There are millions of Bangladeshis exposed to poisonous arsenic from drinking water. (mediamonitors.net)
  • A lot of people don't even know that the water they are drinking is poisonous because it often takes fifteen to twenty years for the poisoning to start manifesting in visible symptoms, such as tumours. (sim.org.au)
  • and poison gases poison gas, any of various gases sometimes used in warfare or riot control because of their poisonous or corrosive nature. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Even in dilute concentrations that are not poisonous, as are found in some water supplies, arsenic may be carcinogenic. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • A microbe thriving in soils heavily polluted with poisonous arsenic is found to render a solution to health risks in mining and farming pollution. (medindia.net)
  • In addition, although it may seem odd given its poisonous reputation, arsenic has been used as a medicine since ancient times. (jhu.edu)
  • Their findings, "Perennial ponds are not an important source of water or dissolved organic matter to groundwaters with high arsenic concentration in West Bengal, India," was published in Geophysical Research Letters in late October, and it also appeared in the journal Nature. (innovations-report.com)
  • The copper belt of Bihar (India) contains small amounts of arseopyrite and the coal basins of the Damodar valley (India) contain moderate concentrations of arsenic are drained by rivers that flow far to the south of the Ganges tributary system. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • But even exposure at relatively lower levels carried a risk, a finding that is important for other countries there are more than 70 of them around the world, including the United States, India and Mexico that face a serious arsenic problem. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • This environmental health disaster has been considered more catastrophic than the Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion in the former Soviet Union and the Bhopal chemical plant explosion in India.All contributors to this review volume have done extensive research on arsenic poisoning and published excellent papers in internationally well-known journals. (musicmagpie.co.uk)
  • Researchers in the United Kingdom and India published a groundbreaking study showing that frequently eating rice with high amounts of arsenic can lead to genetic damage in cells. (beatcancer.org)
  • Countries producing rice with much lower arsenic levels than the U.S. include Nepal and India, and rice from Egypt was found to have the lowest arsenic levels of those tested. (beatcancer.org)
  • This 100 percent grant by the Government of India sought to provide 8-10 litres per capita per day of safe drinking water in habitations affected by arsenic and fluoride for drinking and cooking purposes, as short term measures through Community Water Purification Plants (CWPPs). (firstpost.com)
  • Over 21 states in India have reported unacceptably high levels of arsenic in drinking water, with Uttar Pradesh topping the list. (despardestimes.com)
  • A team comprising experts from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur and the University of Oxford has been selected for an award for exceptional research-led innovation to mitigate arsenic poisoning in the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta in the north and northeast India. (adda247.com)
  • Arsenic poisoning in humans most often results from the ingestion or inhalation of insecticides containing arsenious oxide, copper acetoarsenite, or calcium or lead arsenate. (britannica.com)
  • The LD 50 for pure arsenic is 763 mg/kg (by ingestion) and 13 mg/kg (by intraperitoneal injection). (chemeurope.com)
  • The absorption, ingestion, or inhalation of dangerous levels of arsenic is called "arsenicosis" or arsenic poisoning . (pollution.news)
  • Today, the most common cause of arsenic poisoning in cats is ingestion of ant baits that contain arsenic. (westmountanimalhospital.com)
  • Policy Response and Arsenic Mitigation. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Arsenic mitigation programmes in Kushtia and elsewhere in the southwestern region of the country has, according to reports, also suffered a setback due to a similar lack of concern. (bicn.com)
  • A lot of money was poured into arsenic mitigation in the 2000s, but the funding died off after five or six years. (sim.org.au)
  • Dr. Ainul Nishat (IUCN), a renowned water expert, says the achievement of arsenic mitigation by the Government and NGOs is doubtful (The daily Prothom Alo August 12, 2008). (ebangladesh.com)
  • Accordingly to the WHO sponsored project carried out by Regional Occupational Health Centre (ICMR), Kolkata, 6 million people across 9 districts of West Bengal are exposed to arsenic contaminated water. (fluoridealert.org)
  • In the 1980s health problems associated with arsenic poisoning were discovered in West Bengal. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • The arsenic poisoning was first identified in West Bengal in July of 1983. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • West Bengal accounts for 1.04 crore out of India's 1.48 crore population harmed by arsenic. (firstpost.com)
  • This finding was then replicated in a 2005 study consisting of two human trials in arsenic affected communities of West Bengal. (barriehomeopathy.ca)
  • Garlic may provide some relief for millions of Bangladeshis and Indians whose drinking water is contaminated with arsenic. (newscientist.com)
  • Arsenic can be found as a contaminant in food and water sources. (rxlist.com)
  • Prevention is by using water that does not contain high levels of arsenic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Through drinking water, more than 200 million people globally are exposed to higher than safe levels of arsenic. (wikipedia.org)
  • The state public health department said there was no trace of arsenic in the well where the church draws its water, which has raised speculation that the poisoning was deliberate. (nytimes.com)
  • The US EPA limits trace amounts of arsenic in drinking water to 10 parts per billion. (mercola.com)
  • Ten percent of 88 juice samples tested by Consumer Reports had arsenic levels exceeding the U.S. federal drinking-water standard. (mercola.com)
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits the amount of trace arsenic allowable in drinking water to 10 parts per billion (ppb). (mercola.com)
  • Due consideration is given to the methodological issues of spatial, quantitative and qualitative enquiries on arsenic poisoning, for instance using GIS to investigate the distribution of arsenic-laced water in space-time to uncover the pattern of variations over scales from metres to kilometres. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Print-Friendly Copy of Report Press Release: Fluoride in Water Worsens U.S. Lead Crisis Introduction Over the past few weeks, the nation has watched in horror at the lead poisoning crisis unfolding in Flint, Michigan. (fluoridealert.org)
  • Arsenic may have also been found in a tainted water supply. (newsmax.com)
  • In some areas of the world, where there is arsenic in the drinking water, there is higher incidence of cataracts," he told Live Science. (newsmax.com)
  • When nascent hydrogen is generated in the presence of arsenic, or when water reacts with a metallic arsenide, arsine evolves. (cdc.gov)
  • An estimated 40 million people-one quarter of the population-are exposed to drinking water contaminated with arsenic. (sott.net)
  • While many people think of arsenic as the fast-acting homicidal agent beloved by the Borgias and their ilk, at the diluted levels found in drinking water, arsenic becomes a different kind of hazard: a tasteless, odorless, pernicious poison. (sott.net)
  • The Bulletin of the World Health Organization estimates that the invisible taint of arsenic in the country's well water could now be responsible for as many as 43,000 deaths per year in the country. (sott.net)
  • A naturally occurring metallic element, arsenic was first discovered in the country's drinking water more than two decades ago. (sott.net)
  • Fragments of paper and also a water bottle were found to have contained arsenic. (wizzley.com)
  • The water in the kettle was full of arsenic. (wizzley.com)
  • John Ostler , neighbour deposed that he had spoken to Ellen who told people that she often left the kettle outside at night by the water pump and there must have been arsenic put into the pump nozzle. (wizzley.com)
  • Arsenic is a naturally occurring trace element, and it causes skin lesions, respiratory failure and cancer when present in high concentrations in drinking water. (innovations-report.com)
  • It is a story about underground water: when the nectar turns into poison. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • This is not a "natural" disaster - where natural arsenic or fluoride, present deep down, just happened to make their way into drinking water. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • Despite these clues, the arsenic problem remained unknown until a 1993 examination of pipewell water n the Nawabganj district led to the discovery of high arsenic concentrations. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • The number of people drinking water from wells contaminated by arsenic is staggering. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • Millions of tube wells were drilled to provide villagers with clean water, but many of them were dug into shallow layers of ground that had naturally occurring arsenic, contaminating the water. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • Compared to those exposed to the lowest arsenic levels (less than 10 microgrammes of arsenic per litre of water), those with levels of 10-50 microgrammes had a 34 percent higher risk of death, and those with the highest level (between 150 and 864 microgrammes) a 64-percent higher risk. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • Scientists observe that the arsenic poisoning in water is a natural phenomenon. (mediamonitors.net)
  • Van Geen's work has shown that simply testing well water and providing information about the risks of arsenic poisoning can get 60 percent of people, on average, to switch to lower-arsenic water sources. (phys.org)
  • Due to the high cost of piped water systems, the study recommends that this approach should be used only as a last resort in areas where not even deep wells can provide low arsenic water. (phys.org)
  • It's been nearly a year since lawyers accused many of America's biggest wine companies of "secretly poisoning wine consumers" with arsenic concentrations above the levels the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for drinking water. (winespectator.com)
  • Furthermore, "comparing [arsenic] concentrations in wine to limits in water does not appropriately characterize the potential health risk associated with wine consumption. (winespectator.com)
  • What is sad about it is that years after the problem was uncovered, villagers in many places are not only drinking water that is contaminated with arsenic but are blissfully unaware that they are being poisoned or that the skin lesions they see have been caused by this poison. (bicn.com)
  • It is quite one thing to drink contaminated water unknowingly but to know one is consuming a known poison must be a nightmare, especially for parents of small children. (bicn.com)
  • Arsenic contaminated land (eg contaminated vegetation, soil or water). (vetstream.com)
  • Access to arsenic contaminated land and/or water. (vetstream.com)
  • Consumer Reports found more than 95 ppb of arsenic in every brand of infant rice cereals it tested, nearly 10 times the legal limit for drinking water, set by the Environmental Protection Agency at 10 ppb. (beatcancer.org)
  • In 2001, the National Academy of Sciences estimated that people drinking arsenic-contaminated water at 10 ppb would have a 1-in-300 risk of developing cancer over their lifetimes. (beatcancer.org)
  • Rice absorbs arsenic (as well as cadmium and mercury) from soil and water more readily than other crops because it is grown in flooded fields known as paddies, where arsenic in soil is released to be taken up by the plant's roots. (beatcancer.org)
  • There is no such plant in East Bishnupur of Gaighata block, where two decades of people drinking arsenic-loaded water drawn from tubewells and other sources has led to almost every villager here suffering from arsenic-related ailments. (firstpost.com)
  • Despite Trinamool Congress government's claim in 2016 that more than 90 percent of people of West Bengal's eight arsenic-affected districts had been provided with pure drinking water, the state's arsenic problem is only getting worse. (firstpost.com)
  • A recent study by Consumer Reports found levels of arsenic above the federal limit of 10 parts per billion for drinking water in 10 percent of the juice products it sampled. (healthcanal.com)
  • It wasn't until twenty years later in the 1990s that it was discovered that water from these wells contained dangerously high levels of naturally occurring arsenic from the soil. (sim.org.au)
  • Pray that all Bangladeshi people would be able to access clean, arsenic-free water for drinking. (sim.org.au)
  • Anchor or stabilize poisons locally so they do not migrate to air, water and soils. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • Clean air, water and soils polluted with natural and pesticide poisons. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • The silent killer, arsenic poisoning from drinking water, threatens the lives of over 140 million people today. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • Arsenic poisoning from drinking water is a stealth disease that quietly accumulates in the body over years, causing first modest and then severe symptoms. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • Sulekha of Vashan Char, Faridpur died of internal cancer because she used to drink arsenic polluted water. (ebangladesh.com)
  • If one drinks arsenic contaminated water death does not come within a short time. (ebangladesh.com)
  • There are many quarters, according to an international study conducted by the World Bank and the Water and Sanitation Programme, who are pursuing their diverse interests, not always humanitarian, centring the arsenic issue. (ebangladesh.com)
  • According to the researchers, a child eating three servings a day of the rice with the highest levels would have up to six times the maximum safe level of inorganic arsenic under EU water regulations. (medindia.net)
  • signs of arsenic poisoning may be reduced if the quality of drinking water were improved. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • Then he would appoint agents, located in the body bind arsenic, and to hold the correction of water-salt balance in the body. (medical-enc.com)
  • Every person is exposed to arsenic daily because most foods and drinking water contain it. (healthery.com)
  • In small amounts, arsenic may not show any symptoms, especially when ingested through water. (healthery.com)
  • Arsenic contaminated underground water is one such severe problem which the government has failed to manage properly. (bangladeshenvironment.com)
  • Low cost shallow well (green) with arsenic free sweet water close to the DPHE constructed deep tube well (red) - saline and iron rich water at Noakhali- May 2004. (bangladeshenvironment.com)
  • Left deep tube well 12000 feet by Swedish Aid through BRDB water contains 80 Microgram arsenic and saline, Right a Shallow arsenic free well drilled at Tambulkhana, Faridpur, May 2004 by this project. (bangladeshenvironment.com)
  • She is tackling the two health risks associated with contaminated drinking water which have been hardest to eradicate: arsenic poisoning and infectious diseases caused by viruses. (tudelft.nl)
  • How can you remove arsenic from water using something that is present in that same water? (tudelft.nl)
  • Van Halem developed her method while exploring two main problems affecting drinking water worldwide diseases caused by viruses and bacteria, and arsenic poisoning. (tudelft.nl)
  • But the water they were pumping up turned out to be contaminated with arsenic. (tudelft.nl)
  • Arsenic oxidation is a very slow process and the received wisdom among drinking water treatment experts is that the process can only be speeded up with the help of a chemical, i.e. an oxidant. (tudelft.nl)
  • Iron which is also present in the water also oxidises and during that process it absorbs the arsenic. (tudelft.nl)
  • How can we slow down the oxidation process of the iron in the drinking water and remove the arsenic all the quicker? (tudelft.nl)
  • If not properly treated, water can harbor poisons such as mercury, arsenic and lead. (websyspub.com)
  • Arsenic is particularly one of the more lethal poisons sometimes found in water, so getting arsenic water treatment is an important step. (websyspub.com)
  • There are not many ways to prevent the introduction, but proper arsenic drinking water treatment can keep it from sickening those in your home or business. (websyspub.com)
  • Arsenic can be inhaled, ingested and absorbed through the skin, so you need to be careful if you suspect it's in your water. (websyspub.com)
  • The minute you begin to suspect poisoning, invest in arsenic water treatment . (websyspub.com)
  • Arsenic water treatment is the most effective method for ensuring the safety of your water. (websyspub.com)
  • Arsenic poisoning is a global problem arising from naturally occurring arsenic in ground water. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arsenic is a metal-like substance found naturally in rocks, soil, and water, but usually in very small, harmless amounts. (mandarinvet.com)
  • Though common in the Earth's crust, arsenic can also be present in food and water sources as a contaminant. (pollution.news)
  • Typically odorless and flavorless, these attributes make it difficult to identify arsenic, especially in water. (pollution.news)
  • The causes of these contaminated water sources range from industrial and mining waste seeping into underground reservoirs to normal arsenic leaching out of the ground. (pollution.news)
  • In soil and rocks - hence arsenic enters ground and surface water. (intoxication-stop.com)
  • If arsenic-laced-water is consumed, the heart's main pumping chamber can be thickened by up to 50 per cent, revealed the DailyMail. (despardestimes.com)
  • WHO's guideline for acceptable levels of arsenic in drinking water is 0.01mg/litre. (despardestimes.com)
  • A 2017 study revealed that around 2.1 million people in the US source their drinking water from private wells and they have dangerously high levels of arsenic. (despardestimes.com)
  • In the study period, the research team discovered that the arsenic levels in the water increased two-fold and the left ventricle of the heart thickened by a whopping 47 per cent. (despardestimes.com)
  • The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it is expanding its innovative SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) program, which aims to improve secondary school education in data literacy while addressing the public health threat posed by arsenic in well water. (news-medical.net)
  • Drinking water that is contaminated with arsenic may lead to thickening of the heart's main pumping chamber in young adults, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. (news-medical.net)
  • Drinking water that is contaminated with arsenic may lead to thickening of the heart's main pumping chamber in young adults, a structural change that increases the risk for future heart problems, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal. (news-medical.net)
  • According to the World Health Organization "the greatest threat to public health from arsenic originates from contaminated ground water. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Inorganic arsenic exists naturally at high levels in the ground water of several countries including the US. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Yes, your drinking water may have small amounts of arsenic given the metal is quite common and ubiquitous. (lizaoconnor.com)
  • Next, imagine for the last 10 seconds of the 63rd year, you substituted arsenic for the water in your eyedropper. (plantbased.com)
  • Thus, arsenic can get into lakes, rivers, or underground water by dissolving in rain or snow or through the discharge of industrial wastes. (plantbased.com)
  • Some of the arsenic will stick to particles in the water or sediment on the bottom of lakes or rivers, and some will be carried along by the water. (plantbased.com)
  • Anthropogenic (man-made) sources of arsenic, like the natural sources, are mainly arsenic oxides and the associated anions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Man-made sources of arsenic, include wastes from mineral processing, swine and poultry farms. (wikipedia.org)
  • I t is possible that British author Jane Austen - writer of novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility - developed cataracts and died because of arsenic poisoning, researchers at The British Library have said. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Jane Austen may have been poisoned by arsenic, according to historians who have been trying to unravel the mysterious death of the novelist, who died at age 41 in 1817. (newsmax.com)
  • Hollywood, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A crime novelist has concluded that Jane Austen was killed with arsenic. (thaindian.com)
  • Was Jane Austen Poisoned by Arsenic? (scientificamerican.com)
  • Ashford asked librarians at Goucher College in Baltimore, which holds the Burkes's vast Jane Austen collection , to search for records of the arsenic test. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Louise West, curator of the Jane Austen House Museum, says she and the trustees are aware of Lindsay Ashford's hypothesis, but have not yet reached any decisions about testing the Austen's hair for arsenic. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Ashford speculates that Jane Austen died of arsenic poisoning. (litquotes.com)
  • Evidently arsenic was a common ingredient in medicine during the time of Jane Austen. (litquotes.com)
  • Samples of hair taken during Napoleon's lifetime also show levels of arsenic, so that arsenic from the soil could not have polluted the post-mortem sample. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even without contaminated wallpaper or soil, commercial use of arsenic at the time provided many other routes by which Napoleon could have consumed enough arsenic to leave this forensic trace. (wikipedia.org)
  • It's possible that there's some sort of arsenic being released from the soil," he said. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Arsenic is found naturally occurring in the soil and natural deposits in the earth. (websyspub.com)
  • Tobacco - Arsenic in the soil can be absorbed by tobacco plants, which in turn are inhaled by people who smoke tobacco. (pollution.news)
  • Arsenic can remain in the soil for a very long time, and some vegetables mistake it's chemical marker as nutrients and gather it up from the soil. (lizaoconnor.com)
  • The population was recently surveyed and those individuals who had diets deficient in certain B vitamins and antioxidants appeared to have greater risk of arsenic dermatoses. (slideshare.net)
  • People working in glass production, smelting, wood treatment, mining, and pesticide production are at high risk of arsenic exposure. (pollution.news)
  • As was mentioned, numerous occupations place one at higher risk of arsenic exposure. (pollution.news)
  • Illicit whiskey (moonshine) is a possible source of arsenic poisoning. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • A topical source of arsenic are the green pigments once popular in wallpapers, e.g. (wikipedia.org)
  • Though no definitive arsenic source has been determined, many geologists have claimed that recent man-made ponds in the region are a major contributor, as the heavy rainfall and erosion have created high amounts of organic material -- containing arsenic -- in the ponds. (innovations-report.com)
  • Arsenic, the same stuff that was used in outrageous amounts in Middle-Age medicines and which later turned into the diabolical murderer's patent weapon of choice makes a new appearance now as a sustainer of life. (fieldofscience.com)
  • The body can tolerate certain amounts of arsenic without showing any effects. (healthery.com)
  • However, children, unhealthy people, and the elderly can experience symptoms after taking smaller amounts of this poison. (healthery.com)
  • Long exposure to small amounts of arsenic without getting treatment can result in liver, lung or skin cancer . (healthery.com)
  • For example, the mold Scopulariopsis brevicaulis produces significant amounts of trimethylarsine if inorganic arsenic is present. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arsenic is recognized to be fatal when consumed in large amounts. (pollution.news)
  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that appropriate work practices be implemented to reduce the risk of worker exposure to arsine (AsH 3 ) gas, There is a high potential for the generation of arsine gas when inorganic arsenic is exposed to nascent (freshly formed) hydrogen. (cdc.gov)
  • NIOSH would like to inform the occupational health community of some of the circumstances in which workers have been poisoned by arsine, with particular emphasis on the underlying mechanisms of generating the gas. (cdc.gov)
  • Most cases of arsine poisoning have been associated with the use of acids and crude metals, one or both of which contained arsenic as an impurity. (cdc.gov)
  • Ores contaminated with arsenic can liberate arsine when treated with acid. (cdc.gov)
  • Arsine can be produced by fungi (especially in sewage) in the presence of arsenic. (cdc.gov)
  • The renewed interest in coal as a source of energy causes concern for a possible increase in the number of exposures to arsine, because coal contains considerable quantities of arsenic. (cdc.gov)
  • The processes for converting coal to gas and other by-products should include preventative measures aimed at reducing the chance of transformation of the arsenic impurities into arsine. (cdc.gov)
  • 2 The 1975 NIOSH Criteria Document on inorganic arsenic recommended that worker exposure to inorganic arsenic and to arsine be limited to 0.002 mg (2.0 µ) of arsenic/cu m of air as determined by a 15-minute sampling period. (cdc.gov)
  • 6} Arsenic trichloride{butter of arsenic} 7} Arsine is a colowebsiteess gas with garlic-like non-irritating odour. (pediatriconcall.com)
  • Arsine is a volatile arsenic compound. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • The most deadly form of arsenic is arsine. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • Lower concentrations of inorganic arsenic and organic arsenic cause far less severe symptoms. (rxlist.com)
  • Refers to severe side effects when arsenic or a substance containing arsenic in breathed in or ingested. (drugs.com)
  • Other tests can include a CBC ( complete blood count ) which would come back as normal, a broad spectrum biochemical panel which would indicate a mild increase in liver enzymes in a low dose poisoning and kidney failure and liver damage in severe cases. (professorshouse.com)
  • Provide therapeutics to soften and, in some cases terminate, the severe pain and agony caused by natural poisons and pesticides. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • In severe poisoning (the presence of collapse, and difficulty breathing), doctors use general funds to maintain vital functions, such as artificial respiration. (medical-enc.com)
  • Severe abdominal pain, cramps, blood circulation, severe diarrhea and vomiting begin after the adoption of a human poison. (medical-enc.com)
  • If arsenic rat poisoning is suspected, prompt medical attention will help to prevent severe damage to the patient's circulatory system and even death. (healthery.com)
  • While organic arsenic is relatively harmless inorganic arsenic can cause severe abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting as well as destroy red blood cells. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Landscapers and golf courses often apply pesticides laced with arsenic to the grass. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Arsenic is used in commercial products and practices, such as wood preservation, pesticides, and fuels. (mandarinvet.com)
  • The pentavalent form of arsenic is substituted for phosphate resulting in uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation. (vetstream.com)
  • It is the most common form of arsenic used. (slideshare.net)
  • Mr Roberts, assistant county analyst, testified that he had found in the deceased's stomach and intestines traces of white arsenic, in total exceeding a fatal dose. (lancasterguardian.co.uk)
  • 14. It is also known as White Arsenic. (slideshare.net)
  • In six of nine wells, the arsenic concentration ranged from 27 and 460 parts per billion, according to the report. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • This particular village also has the dubious distinction of being the village with the highest concentration of arsenic (4.7 mg/l) found anywhere in the world. (bicn.com)
  • The bacteria were found in a highly saline and alkaline lake with a relatively high concentration of arsenic where they were happily using conventional phosphorus-based chemistry. (fieldofscience.com)
  • On the other hand, in the regions with high arsenic concentration, exposure to arsenic has 'alarmingly' increased the infant death rate, cardiovascular and cancer deaths and skin lesions. (ebangladesh.com)
  • These applications are controversial as they introduce soluble forms of arsenic into the environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has left one man dead, 15 parishioners hospitalized and people in this former potato-farming town in the nation's northernmost eastern corner wondering whether it was all a terrible accident or a deliberate poisoning, the beginnings of a real-life episode of ''Murder, She Wrote. (nytimes.com)
  • Though the logic that Austen might have died from arsenic poisoning, some experts have ruled out foul play saying it was highly unlikely that Austen's death was a murder. (thaindian.com)
  • Ellen Green and John Bonnett were brought before magistrates charged with wilfully causing the murder of Ellen's husband Thomas Green, by arsenic poisoning. (wizzley.com)
  • indeed, she employed it more than any other murder method, with the poison itself often being a central part of the novel. (murderbooks.com)
  • The mysterious death of Francesco I de' Medici and Bianca Cappello: an arsenic murder? (bmj.com)
  • For many women, Arsenic poisoning was the perfect murder weapon - as was the case with Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Ursinus . (cmpod.net)
  • 1 The very name of arsenic conjures up images of murder and intrigue. (jhu.edu)
  • About half of the wells in their study area of 35,000 people in the region of Araihazar contain arsenic at more than 50 parts per billion, five times the World Health Organization standard of 10. (sott.net)
  • The arsenic poses no danger to any residents, he said, and no private wells were impacted by the readings discovered at The Links at Boynton Beach , the public course at 8020 Jog Road. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • He said any explanation of why a few test wells revealed such high arsenic content would be speculation. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Researchers concerned about this problem have explored ways of managing it but so far the standard approaches of arsenic chelators, tube-wells, and watershed management have had little impact on affected populations. (barriehomeopathy.ca)
  • Arsenic is often listed as a carcinogen , which is a substance whose presence in a person's environment can lead to the development of cancer . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Their most recent filing states: "Inorganic arsenic is a known carcinogen and reproductive/development toxin. (winespectator.com)
  • Although inorganic arsenic is a known carcinogen, there are no set federal limits for it. (beatcancer.org)
  • Arsenic is a type of carcinogen that's gray, silver, or white in color. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies arsenic as a Group 1 carcinogen, alongside asbestos, processed meat, and tobacco. (plantbased.com)
  • In 2013, the FDA made recommendations that less than 10 parts per billion of arsenic was acceptable for levels in apple juice. (rxlist.com)
  • Inorganic arsenic is found in nature at low levels mostly compounded with oxygen , chlorine, and sulfur. (rxlist.com)
  • Detection of arsenic in environmental samples above expected background levels. (cdc.gov)
  • This theory is further supported by a cross-sectional study which found elevated mean serum lipid peroxides (LPO) in the As exposed individuals which correlated with blood levels of inorganic arsenic and methylated metabolites and inversely correlated with nonprotein sulfhydryl (NPSH) levels in whole blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, a 2004 study of samples of the King's hair revealed extremely high levels of arsenic, which is a possible trigger of disease symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tests performed by both Consumer Reports and Dr. Oz recently exposed high levels of arsenic in fruit juices, especially apple juice. (mercola.com)
  • Many foods, including chicken, rice, and processed baby foods have also been found to contain high levels of arsenic. (mercola.com)
  • More recently, an investigation into arsenic and lead levels in apple and grape juice prompted Consumer Reports to call for government standards to limit consumer exposure. (mercola.com)
  • FDA data and other research reveal that arsenic has been detected at disturbing levels in other foods as well. (mercola.com)
  • He claimed to have tested 50 different brands of apple juice, and found they ALL contained high levels of arsenic. (mercola.com)
  • Are Arsenic Levels in Juice a Safety Hazard? (mercola.com)
  • The FDA is taking a closer look at arsenic in rice to find out if the low-levels found in the food can harm human health. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Now the FDA wants to learn more about levels of arsenic in rice and how it could impact our health. (emaxhealth.com)
  • The agency has tested 1,300 sample of rice and rice products for both total arsenic and inorganic arsenic, finding there is no 'immediate' risk to human health from the levels they have discovered. (emaxhealth.com)
  • The FDA analysis also found the highest levels of arsenic was in brown rice that we're encouraged to eat because of the health benefits compared to white rice. (emaxhealth.com)
  • A 2012 Consumer Report found people who reported consuming two or more rice products had levels of arsenic in their body that was 70 percent higher than those who had no rice in an analysis of 3,633 study participants. (emaxhealth.com)
  • These very high arsenic levels are actually coming from something else, possibly from within the organic matter contained in these Holocene sedimentary basins. (innovations-report.com)
  • They found that in the top 25 percent of people with the highest arsenic exposure, the risk of dying during the six years increased by nearly 70 percent compared with people with low arsenic levels. (sos-arsenic.net)
  • They also estimated the contribution of arsenic in wine to total dietary arsenic consumption and examined whether wine price and arsenic levels correlated. (winespectator.com)
  • In tests for arsenic in more than 1,300 samples evaluated between 2012 and 2013, the FDA found average levels of 0.1 to 7.2 micrograms of inorganic arsenic per serving. (beatcancer.org)
  • Long-term exposure to high arsenic levels is associated with increased rates of skin, bladder and lung cancers. (beatcancer.org)
  • Consumer Reports has stated that arsenic concentrations found in the bran that is removed in milling can be 10 to 20 times higher than levels found in bulk white rice. (beatcancer.org)
  • Among types of white rice, the parboiled version tends to have the highest levels of inorganic arsenic, with an average of 114 ppb. (beatcancer.org)
  • However, more than 50 percent of the rice produced in the U.S. is estimated to contain arsenic at those elevated levels. (beatcancer.org)
  • This week, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration announced it is conducting its own testing and research about safe levels of arsenic in juice products. (healthcanal.com)
  • More studies are needed as to the type (organic or inorganic) and the levels of arsenic in juice products, as well as any potential health effects. (healthcanal.com)
  • The predictions of unsafe or safe areas showed a high level of agreement, both for known high-risk areas and for areas where elevated arsenic levels had been ruled out by sampling campaigns. (medindia.net)
  • Unsafe levels of arsenic have been found in brands of baby food rice that are widely sold in British supermarkets, according to a team of researchers from Aberdeen University. (medindia.net)
  • About a third of baby rice tested in the UK were found to have high levels of carcinogenic arsenic that may be illegal in other countries. (medindia.net)
  • Thirty-five per cent of the baby food we analysed had levels of inorganic arsenic that would make them illegal in China,' he added. (medindia.net)
  • Arsenic poisoning, happens when a person takes in dangerous levels of arsenic. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • The evidence that arsenic may be a beneficial nutrient at trace levels below the background to which living organisms are normally exposed has been reviewed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although fingernail and hair samples can provide an accurate picture of arsenic exposure levels, they cannot indicate the severity these effects may have on the patient's health. (pollution.news)
  • While popular TV show host, Dr. Oz, was quick to scare his audience by reporting these foods to be dangerous, why does he still promote eating chicken, which contains much higher levels of arsenic? (definevegan.com)
  • Breathing high levels of inorganic arsenic can give you a sore throat or irritated lungs. (news-medical.net)
  • Ingesting very high levels of arsenic can result in death. (news-medical.net)
  • Ingesting or breathing low levels of inorganic arsenic for a long time can cause a darkening of the skin and the appearance of small "corns" or "warts" on the palms, soles, and torso. (news-medical.net)
  • After much encouragement from various consumer groups the US FDA has been conducting it's own investigation and has for the first time set limits for arsenic levels in both food and drink products. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • Can arsenic in rice cause poisoning? (emaxhealth.com)
  • Suzanne C. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., the senior advisor for toxicology in FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) said the study is just the first step in analyzing health risks associated with eating rice and rice products that contain arsenic. (emaxhealth.com)
  • They also plan to take additional sampling of infant and toddler rice products in addition to looking at whether some groups, such as pregnant women, are more vulnerable to health harm from arsenic in rice. (emaxhealth.com)
  • http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/how-cook-rice-remove-most-arsenic.html and I've moved to white from brown rice for the same reason. (celiac.com)
  • Consumers have lately become alarmed over reports of rice-borne arsenic in everything from cereal bars to baby food. (beatcancer.org)
  • Some food manufacturers have stepped up screening for arsenic in their products, and agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are now making a major effort to clarify the safety of consumption of rice and rice products in the U.S. (beatcancer.org)
  • Recent research suggests that people ingest about that much arsenic in a just a half-cup serving of rice, not an unusual amount for millions of Americans. (beatcancer.org)
  • This is because arsenic accumulates in the bran and hull, which are polished off in the processing of white rice. (beatcancer.org)
  • Black and red rice tend to be lower in arsenic and higher in nutrients. (beatcancer.org)
  • Anji and Ryan weigh in on the issue of arsenic in brown, white, and basmati rice, as well as apple and grape juice. (definevegan.com)
  • How can we tell if our rice or juice is contaminated by arsenic? (definevegan.com)
  • Arsenic is on the top 10 list of the World Health Organizations most lethal chemicals so when you hear studies have found arsenic in a variety of foods and drink products ranging from chicken and rice to apple juice it raises some concern. (healthandfitnesstalk.com)
  • The other modern main arsenic provider is RICE, especially Rice Syrup. (lizaoconnor.com)
  • Rice grown in old cotton fields in the south are believed to have high arsenic content because arsenic was used as a pesticide when the lands were cotton fields. (lizaoconnor.com)
  • There were huge quantities of arsenic in Thomas's liver, kidneys, stomach, spleen and pancreas. (wizzley.com)
  • Normal intake of arsenic in humans is 0.05-1 mg/d, mostly from organic arsenic in seafood. (wikidoc.org)
  • Cats and humans are the most susceptible to arsenic poisoning. (mandarinvet.com)
  • It's not the deadliest, nor the fastest poison, but since the first human decided to poison other annoying humans, it's been the most popular. (lizaoconnor.com)
  • The organs of the body that are usually affected by arsenic poisoning are the lungs, skin, kidneys, and liver. (wikipedia.org)
  • Specialists from Dhaka Medical College, Mitford Hospital, and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University reported a rapid increase in different cancers, liver cirrhosis, kidney, skin patients due to arsenic poisoning. (ebangladesh.com)
  • When the arsenic over burdened his liver, every single toxin he came in contact with was given free rein in his organs and tissue. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The arsenic destroyed his liver that was over working to rid itself of the poison. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Some of these symptoms may be absent where the poisoning results from inhalation, as of arseniuretted hydrogen . (chemeurope.com)
  • The Food and Drug Administration limits water's maximum arsenic level to 10 micrograms per liter - or ten parts per billion. (plantbased.com)
  • Once arsenic is in the tissues treatment may be to no avail, so efforts should be made to remove arsenic from the body before it reaches the tissues. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • Aggressive fluid therapy and rehydration is necessary and helps to remove arsenic from the body. (mandarinvet.com)
  • Inorganic arsenic may cause abdominal pains, destruction of red blood cells ( hemolysis ), shock , and death quickly. (rxlist.com)
  • A medical examiner usually couldn't tell whether the poison was involved because the symptoms-diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain-are much like those of other disorders. (plantbased.com)
  • Chaudhuri says that sulphur-containing substances in garlic scavenge arsenic from tissues and blood. (newscientist.com)
  • Arsenic leaves a residue in keratin-rich tissues like skin, hair and nails, bound to sulfhydryl groups. (wikidoc.org)
  • Stop pesticide poisoning in the tissues of meat animals and dairy products. (algaeindustrymagazine.com)
  • The doctor may also recommend hemodialysis to remove arsenic from the bloodstream before it starts forming tissues. (healthery.com)
  • Also, there weren't any good tests for detecting arsenic in body tissues until well into the nineteenth century. (jhu.edu)
  • Nor have investigators found any herbicides or insecticides that often contain arsenic, and were commonly used when farms dominated the area. (nytimes.com)
  • Still, the fool had poured enough arsenic in the cup to kill a person 20 times over, so my sleuth remains in danger. (lizaoconnor.com)
  • Arsenic has been found to contaminate such common items as wine, glues, and pigments. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • For anyone who has seen the 1944 Cary Grant movie Arsenic and Old Lace' , the poison holds a certain romantic flare that does not equate with the awful death of arsenic poisoning. (professorshouse.com)
  • Fishtoft, Boston just 48 miles south of Grimsby, a strange death of arsenic poisoning had the community spellbound in 1875. (wizzley.com)
  • Signs of arsenic poisoning include skin cancer and skin lesions. (emaxhealth.com)
  • These are the telltale signs of arsenic poisoning. (sott.net)
  • signs of arsenic poisoning this is an unpleasant disease. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • The photos of signs of arsenic poisoning below are not recommended for people with a weak psyche! (theeleganceof.pl)
  • These pictures show the signs of arsenic poisoning. (theeleganceof.pl)
  • What are the clinical signs of arsenic poisoning? (mandarinvet.com)
  • Most often the diagnosis of arsenic poisoning is made by someone witnessing the animal actually ingest the poison. (professorshouse.com)
  • Even The British Library researchers admit Austen's custom-made prescriptions may have just been picked "off the shelf" and had nothing to do with the development of cataracts and arsenic poisoning. (newsmax.com)
  • Now, a scientific analysis of 101 California wines by independent researchers has concluded "that arsenic concentrations in wine consumed by the vast majority of Americans do not pose a biologically significant hazard. (winespectator.com)
  • The researchers reported that the arsenic therapy, "…improved considerably the overall physical strength, appetite and food digestion, and also mental cheerfulness in these subjects with a general feeling of better health. (barriehomeopathy.ca)
  • Arsenic is used in making insecticides and weed killers. (rxlist.com)
  • The beautifully designed book includes facsimiles of 275 Victorian wallpapers, all of which were found to contain arsenic after recent testing by the British National Archives. (hyperallergic.com)
  • The document states that the short-term limit is intended to achieve the greatest practicable reduction in worker exposure while avoiding spurious sampling results which can be produced by natural background concentrations of inorganic arsenic. (cdc.gov)