New PDF release: Arsenic is everywhere: cause for concern?

By William R Cullen, Kenneth J Reimer

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Arsenic is a certainly taking place aspect and, as such, it truly is found in the surroundings and in our foods and drinks. it may well also be inquisitive about aiding lifestyles methods. even though, as a result of its toxicity, there's quandary approximately its presence in our vitamin. This e-book examines the genuine hazards and affects of arsenic in our lives. taking a look at arsenic and its compounds, this booklet explores the presence of arsenic in nutrients and water, the necessity to make clear its toxicity, and present clinical and public misconceptions approximately arsenic. It additionally appears to be like on the use of arsenic in medication, from melanoma remedies to replacement remedies similar to homeopathy. Following on from "Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac?: The Sociochemistry of an Element", this booklet maintains the authors paintings in addressing the problems surrounding arsenic. it's a attention-grabbing learn for common readers because it unveils the truth of our publicity to arsenic in our day-by-day lives

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A further claim was made that the composition of the dust in Mr Green’s house was the same as the composition of the chicken’s manure. 42 The levels in the two sources of house dust were found to be essentially the same. There are no chicken farms in urban Ottawa, so no link between house dust arsenic content and chicken manure (and hence to the chicken feed) in Prairie Grove could be established. 42,43 For this and other reasons, after a three-week-long trial and twenty minutes of deliberation, the jury on Mr Green’s case reached a verdict in favour of the chicken farmers.

2 Arsenic in Dust The air that we breathe can contain a complex mix of airborne particulate matter (PM) from numerous natural and anthropogenic sources. Various PM types (some desert dust, glacial dust, wildfire ash, volcanic ash and dust transported between continents, for example) can contain particles that, depending on their number and their composition, may contribute to respiratory and related cardiovascular problems if inhaled. Particulate matter can contain potentially toxic elements: arsenic, for example, as well as lead and other toxic metals can be present in wildfire ash, ash from burned buildings and dust from metal mine waste, sulfide smelting and mercury and gold processing.

Cattle manure was found to have about the same amount of arsenic as the rice straw, and the manure is used as a kitchen fuel, thereby providing another route for human exposure to arsenic. ”26 It does not appear that the government meant what it said. In a 2013 report entitled “In Bangladesh, funds dry up for arsenic mitigation research,” researchers called the arsenic problem a forgotten issue. Despite increasing evidence that even more arsenic-related health problems were being identified among Bangladeshis and that a large number of deaths attributable to arsenic exposure were occurring, it was felt that policy makers thought that the arsenic issue was only about skin lesions.

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