The World Health Organization estimates that > 140 million people worldwide are exposed to arsenic (As)–contaminated drinking water. As undergoes biologic methylation, which facilitates renal As elimination. In folate-deficient individuals, this process is augmented by folic acid (FA) supplementation, thereby lowering blood As (bAs). Creatinine concentrations in urine are a robust predictor of As methylation patterns.

Illegal levels of arsenic and mercury polluted the Rio Doce river in the days after a dam burst at an iron ore mine in early November in Brazil's worst-ever environmental disaster, according to tes

The tumor microenvironment plays in an important role in the progression of cancer by mediating stromal-epithelial paracrine signaling, which can aberrantly modulate cellular proliferation and tumorigenesis. Exposure to environmental toxicants, such as inorganic arsenic (iAs), has also been implicated in the progression of prostate cancer.

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For an election that can make or break the main contenders for power in Bihar, no one seems bothered about environmental issues.

To examine the issue of Arsenic in ground water and its far reaching consequences on various aspects the ‘Parliamentary Committee on Estimates’ headed by Hon’ble Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi had chosen the topic ‘Occurrence of High Arsenic Content in Ground Water and its consequences’, for evaluation.

Zambia's environmental management authority on Monday ordered Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) owned by Vedanta Resources to dispose of copper concentrates it imported from Chile because they had high le

People who take unregulated complementary medicines are at a higher risk of being contaminated by heavy metals, a medical scientist has warned.

Arsenic has been linked to disrupted immune function and greater infection susceptibility in highly exposed populations. Well arsenic levels above the EPA limit occur in our U.S. study area and are of particular concern for pregnant women and infants. The researchers investigated whether in utero arsenic exposure affects the risk of infections and respiratory symptoms over the first year of life.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal and Ors. dated 07/09/2015 regarding consumption of arsenic contaminated ground water resulting in suffering from various diseases, West Bengal.

Different newspaper reports have been annexed including a recent one where it is reported that the villagers of Ghaighata of North 24 Parganas District and the people of Teghoria of Dum Dum Municipality are leaving their dwelling places due to such arsenic contamination of drinking water.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sunita Pandey & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 26/08/2015 regarding arsenic in the ground water of District Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. The Counsel appearing for CPCB submits that the inspection has not been conducted for all the hand-pumps. However, 183 hand-pumps have been inspected and water quality of these hand pumps, have been found to be potable.

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