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Arsenic

Signs Of Poisoning Seen In Ancient Mummies

LiveScience | Joseph Castro | Posted 04.16.2014 | Science

People of numerous pre-Columbian civilizations in northern Chile, including the Incas and the Chinchorro culture, suffered from chronic arsenic poiso...

A Scary Health Risk You Should Know About

www.weather.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Although arsenic is a natural element found in water, air, food and soil, certain forms of the semi-metal can be toxic. ...

The FDA: Working Hard to Protect Industry

Kristin Wartman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Kristin Wartman

Looking more closely at these decisions, however, it seems that the FDA is really more interested in appeasing industry, than doing its duty to protect the public. So what action is the FDA really taking?

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

Enabling Greed Makes U.S. Sick

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

All too often, instead of acting as a brake on runaway corporate power and greed, government becomes their enabler, undermining the very rules and regulations intended to keep us safe.

What Poison Will Maryland Chickens No Longer Eat?

The Baltimore Sun | Michael Dresser | Posted 02.28.2013 | DC

As of New Year's Day, arsenic is officially off the menu for Maryland chickens. The nation's first statewide ban on the use of additives in chicken f...

The 4 Biggest Food Stories of the Year (And What They Taught Us)

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Last year, I wrapped up the year in food and nutrition stories with a detailed chronological summary. This time, I want to highlight four of the year's most significant events in the realm of food, food politics, and nutrition -- and the lessons they imparted.

Lynne Peeples

Centuries-Old Poison Still Used In Poultry Feed, Pesticides

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

Industrial food production has enlisted many innovative, albeit controversial, tools in recent years -- broad-spectrum pesticides and genetically modi...

Lynne Peeples

Arresting Arsenic: How A Notorious Poison Permeates Our Food And Drink

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green

A French maid, a promiscuous husband, and an angry wife -- the first arsenic poisoning patient that Dr. Michael Harbut saw in his Michigan practice wa...

High Levels of Arsenic Found in Rice

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

The FDA and Consumer Reports recently released lab reports detailing just how much arsenic is in rice products -- and found that many brands contain more arsenic in a single serving than what the EPA allows in a quart of drinking water.

10 Ways to Get Arsenic Out of Your (and Your Kids') Diet

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Sonya Lunder and Dawn Undurraga, of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Although scientists and government regulators have long known about...

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. TWITTER:...

How Does Arsenic Get Inside Rice?

Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

By: Life's Little Mysteries Staff Published: 09/19/2012 06:15 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Arsenic-laced rice products being reported in the n...

Arsenic and Rice: Concerning Levels of Known Human Carcinogen Found in Tests of More Than 200 Consumer Reports Samples

Jean Halloran | Posted 11.19.2012 | Home
Jean Halloran

Arsenic is already considered to be one of the most potent carcinogens in our environment, but a new analysis suggests that it may be even more potent than previously thought.

The Hidden Dangers of Drinking Water

Dr. Susanne Bennett | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susanne Bennett

These countless microorganisms and toxins in tap water can contribute to allergy symptoms and disease. Removing these chemicals from your drinking water will significantly reduce your internal toxic load and may improve your body's natural ability to deal with allergy symptoms.

Advocates Beat Big Chicken in Maryland to Ban Arsenic in Feed

Michele Simon | Posted 07.28.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Who is ready for some good news? I thought so. Last week, Maryland became the first state in the nation to ban the use of arsenic in chicken feed. W...

Burning Old Computers Threatens Ghana's Health

Ben Barber | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Ben Barber

Not far from the heart of one of Africa's biggest cities, Accra, Ghana, black clouds of toxic smoke rise from an outdoor recycling operation that is converting America's used computers into copper, gold and other useful materials.

There's Arsenic In Our Chicken

New York Times | Posted 04.05.2012 | Home

Let’s hope you’re not reading this column while munching on a chicken sandwich. That’s because my topic today is a pair of new scientific st...

Why Aren't Men More Outraged by the Oral Contraceptives Debate?

John Blumenthal | Posted 05.09.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

So here's the question, guys: Why is this considered a "women's issue"?

A Bitter Sweetener in Baby Formula

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

Taking a crop high in arsenic and concentrating it down into a syrup and then putting that into baby formula sounds like a terrorist plot on a TV drama. Unfortunately, it's actually happening.

Is There Arsenic in My Baby Formula?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Last week's findings of arsenic in organic brown rice syrup may be even more frightening to parents than last year's discovery of arsenic in apple juice. That's because organic brown rice syrup is ubiquitous in natural products -- it's used as a substitute for high fructose corn syrup.

'Green News Report' - December 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking:...

Lynne Peeples

EPA's Air Toxics Standards A 'Great Victory,' Say Public Health And Environmental Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled historic new rules on Wednesday that would limit the mercury, arsenic and other toxic pollutants in ...

'Green News Report' - December 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Arsenic a...

Is There Arsenic In My Kids' Apple Juice?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 02.04.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Last week, the news broke that Consumer Reports had found traces of arsenic in apple juice. Naturally, I was alarmed. Although we don't keep juice in the house, my kids do drink apple juice in restaurants and friend's houses. Could I have unintentionally exposed them to poison?