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A secret no more: One-fifth of China's soil is contaminated

When is a state secret no longer considered secret? How about when the secret has grown so bad that there is fear that irreparable damage to the environment and to the population as a whole will result in consequences for which there is no remedy.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Yellowknife's Giant Mine sitting on enough arsenic to kill world

Yellowknife - Barren tundra, "nothingness," frigid space – just some of the ways most Canadians would describe the northern territories.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros - 1 comment

Sweden finds arsenic in Chinese herbal remedy

Stockholm - A chinese herbal remedy has posed a very serious health threat as workers in Sweden's National Food Agency have found arsenic in it.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

New technique to reduce arsenic levels in rice

Delaware - Levels of arsenic in rice presents a major toxicity risk to millions of people. Scientists are experimenting with a new bacterium to see if the organism can reduce arsenic deposits down to a safe level.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

High levels of arsenic found in rice brands

Houston - Rice can be found in a lot of food we consume: pasta, syrup, flour and beverages. A new investigation found that the little grain you eat actually contains different levels of arsenic and inorganic arsenic.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Arsenic, antihistamines and antibiotics fed to chickens

Beef consumers who were shocked to discover they were routinely eating pink slime now must face news that the chicken industry also routinely feeds chickens with reprocessed chicken feathers, which tested positive for arsenic and other ingredients.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 5 comments

Dr. Oz's apple juice claim criticized by FDA

The FDA says they’ve been testing arsenic in apple juice for years, and it’s safe to drink, in a press release. The statement follows claims by Dr. Mehmet Oz that apple juice contains arsenic, which the FDA has criticized as being "irresponsible".
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 1 comment

Op-Ed: NASA Arsenic Money and the Moon

In spite of the recent discovery of life being able to be supported with arsenic as a key element, finding funding for space exploration is iffy.
In the Media by William Charles Baker - 1 comment

NASA: Arsenic-resistant organism to impact search for ET life

Washington - The astrobiology finding revealed the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using arsenic, suggesting that NASA could start to look for life on planets previously ignored.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Water supply poisons up to 77 million Bangladeshi's

Dhaka - The World Health Organisation calls it "the largest mass poisoning of a population in history" as a new study shows up to 77 million Bangladeshi's were poisoned by their country's water supply.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 4 comments
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