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Evidence of multiple unmonitored coal ash spills found in N.C. lake
Coal ash solids in sediments collected from Sutton Lake in 2015 and 2018 suggest the North Carolina lake has been contaminated by multiple coal-ash spills, most of them apparently unmonitored and unreported. (2019-06-03)
Families with a higher socioeconomic position have a greater risk of exposure to chemicals
A European study analyses the exposure of 1,300 mothers and their children to 41 different chemical contaminants (2019-05-13)
Arsenic in drinking water may change heart structure
Among young adults, drinking water contaminated with arsenic may lead to structural changes in the heart that raise their risk of heart disease. (2019-05-07)
Arsenic in drinking water may change heart structure raising risk of heart disease
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. (2019-05-07)
Study identifies better, cheaper ways to stem arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh
An analysis compares four methods of dealing with arsenic contamination in Bangladesh, and pinpoints strategies to deliver cleaner water to the greatest number of people at the lowest cost. (2019-05-07)
Resolving the 'invisible' gold puzzle
In Carlin-type gold deposits, which make up 75% of the US production, gold does not occur in the form of nuggets or veins, but is hidden -- together with arsenic -- in pyrite, also known as 'fool's gold.' A team of scientists has now shown for the first time that the concentration of gold directly depends on the content of arsenic in the pyrite. (2019-05-01)
Arsenic-breathing life discovered in the tropical Pacific Ocean
In low-oxygen parts of the ocean, some microbes are surviving by getting energy from arsenic. (2019-05-01)
A novel method for assessing combined risk of multiple tap water pollutants
The array of toxic pollutants in California drinking water could cause more than 15,000 cases of cancer, according to a peer-reviewed EWG study that is the first ever to assess the cumulative risk from all contaminants in the state's public water systems. (2019-04-30)
Two birds, one stone: Drug combo may prove effective against second type of leukemia
Researchers tested to see if arsenic trioxide (ATO) was effective in combination with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) in in both the mouse model of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and in human AML cells in the lab, and determined that the combination proved 'powerfully and exquisitely effective' against a subset of AML. (2019-04-25)
Parboiling method reduces inorganic arsenic in rice
Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption. (2019-04-17)
FIU scientists discover new arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. (2019-04-16)
Where will flooded fields best replenish groundwater?
Overpumping in California's Central Valley has depleted groundwater storage capacity and caused the land to sink. (2019-04-10)
Study finds white sharks with high levels of mercury, arsenic and lead in their blood
Researchers found high concentrations of mercury, arsenic, and lead, in blood samples obtained from Great white sharks in South Africa. (2019-03-29)
Smartphone test spots poisoned water risk to millions of lives
A smartphone device developed at the University of Edinburgh could help millions of people avoid drinking water contaminated by arsenic. (2019-03-26)
Pollutants, pathogens could team up to make us sick
Many people view pollutants and pathogens as separate causes of illness. (2019-03-20)
Discovery of parasitic arsenic cycle may offer glimpse of life in future, warmer oceans
A newly discovered parasitic cycle, in which ocean bacteria keep phytoplankton on an energy-sapping treadmill of nutrient detoxification, may offer a preview of what further ocean warming will bring. (2019-03-19)
How bacteria can help prevent coal ash spills
Researchers have developed a technique that uses bacteria to produce 'biocement' in coal ash ponds, making the coal ash easier to store and limiting the risk of coal ash spills into surface waters. (2019-03-04)
Keeping heavy metals out of beer and wine
A frosty mug of beer or ruby-red glass of wine just wouldn't be the same if the liquid was murky or gritty. (2019-02-20)
The holy grail of nanowire production
EPFL researchers have found a way to control and standardize the production of nanowires on silicon surfaces. (2019-02-20)
UN University compares technologies that remove arsenic from groundwater
A UN University study compares for the first time the effectiveness and costs of many different technologies designed to remove arsenic from groundwater -- a health threat to at least 140 million people in 50 countries. (2019-01-31)
Creating attraction between molecules deep in the periodic table
A McGill-led international research team provides the first experimental and theoretical proof that it is possible to form strong, stable attractions between some of the heavier elements in the periodic table -- such as arsenic or even antimony. (2019-01-22)
Fort McMurray homes have normal levels of indoor toxins, U of T Engineering study reveals
U of T Engineering researchers have examined dust from homes in Fort McMurray, Alta., for evidence of harmful toxins left in the aftermath of the devastating 2016 wildfire. (2019-01-14)
Montana State research shows gut microbiome protects against acute arsenic toxicity
Doctoral candidate Michael Coryell's research, published in Nature Communications, shows that the gut microbiome is essential for full protection against acute arsenic poisoning. (2019-01-04)
Huge reserves of iron in Western Siberia might originate from under an ancient sea
World's largest Bakchar iron ore deposit is located at the place of an ancient sea in West Siberia, Russia. (2018-12-21)
Marshall University study finds differences in umbilical cord blood metal levels in newborns
New findings from a team of Marshall University Joan C. (2018-12-12)
Living electrodes with bacteria and organic electronics
Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linkoping University, have together with colleagues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, developed a method that increases the signal strength from microbial electrochemical cells by up to twenty times. (2018-11-26)
Exposure of pregnant women to chemical pollutants leaves an imprint on their metabolism
Study reveals novel and reproducible associations between environmental pollutants and metabolic processes in this highly relevant population (2018-11-23)
Villagers follow the geology to safer water in Bangladesh
Water researchers have found a way to fight the 'king of poisons' that accounts for one of every 20 deaths in Bangladesh. (2018-11-05)
New quantum criticality discovered in superconductivity
Using solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) techniques, scientists at the U.S. (2018-11-01)
Arsenic for electronics
The discovery of graphene, a material made of one or very few atomic layers of carbon, started a boom. (2018-10-15)
Researchers highlight neglected evidence on the cardiovascular risks of toxic metals
Exposure to arsenic, lead, copper, and cadmium is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, finds a comprehensive analysis of the evidence published today in The BMJ. (2018-08-29)
Experts warn of cardiovascular risk from heavy metal pollution
Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today's edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. (2018-08-29)
Exposure to arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium linked to increased risk of heart disease
Exposure to arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, finds a comprehensive analysis of the evidence published by The BMJ today. (2018-08-29)
Arsenic in combination with an existing drug could combat cancer
Investigators have discovered that arsenic in combination with an existing leukemia drug work together to target a master cancer regulator. (2018-08-09)
Rice University physicists find surprising distortions in high-temperature superconductors
Rice University physicists used simulations and neutron scattering experiments to show the presence of tiny lattice distortions near the optimal superconductivity of an iron pnictide compound. (2018-08-07)
A carcinogen at the gym
Gyms are places people go to get healthier. But nearly half the gyms in the U.S. contain a potentially addictive carcinogen -- tanning beds, report UConn researchers in the July 18 issue of JAMA Dermatology. (2018-07-18)
Heat-conducting crystals could help computer chips keep their cool
As consumers demand smaller, faster and more powerful electronic devices that draw more current and generate more heat, the issue of heat management is reaching a bottleneck. (2018-07-05)
Researchers upend conventional wisdom on thermal conductivity
Researchers from around the United States have reported that a crystal grown from two relatively common mineral elements -- boron and arsenic -- demonstrates far higher thermal conductivity than any other semiconductors and metals currently in use, including silicon, silicon carbide, copper and silver. (2018-07-05)
Groundwater pumping can increase arsenic levels in irrigation and drinking water
Pumping an aquifer to the last drop squeezes out more than water. (2018-06-05)
A study links soil metals with cancer mortality
Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. (2018-04-20)
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