RedskyNews Category: Bitter Water – Event 3

Toxic Metals Found In Chinese Toys

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The national product quality watchdog has found heavy metal elements in some toy products, which experts say can accumulate in children’s bodies and cause chronic poisoning if they are absorbed. A recent spot-check by the General Administration of Quality Supervision,

Arsenic Found In Fish In Taiwan

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The New Taipei City Department of Agriculture has launched an investigation into allegations that arsenic-tainted fish are being distributed for sale to wet markets in the Taipei area. The media report that made the allegations added that officials and consumers

Excessive Arsenic in Vietnam Water

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More than a quarter of drinking wells in Vietnam’s densely-populated Red River delta contain unsafe levels of arsenic that can cause cancer, neurological problems and hypertension, researchers warned on Tuesday. In a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the

65 Indonesian Rivers Contain Toxic Metals

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At least five lakes and 65 rivers across the country were contaminated as a result of human activity last year, the country’s leading environmental group says. Mukri Friatna, head of advocacy for the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), said

Dead Sea Air Contains Mercury

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The atmosphere over the Dead Sea, researchers have found, is laden with oxidized mercury. Some of the highest levels of oxidized mercury ever observed outside the polar regions exist there. The results appear in a paper published on-line November 28th

Africa’s “Wormwood” Acid Lakes

Video Report: Acid rain has reacted with rocks in open mines in Africa to release toxic metals into the water which itself has become dillute Sulphuric Acid. Experts say the toxic waters are rising at an alarming rate and are

China’s Heavy Metal Crops

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Looking for a good way to consume a higher daily dose of lead, arsenic, and cadmium? Try smoking Chinese cigarettes. According to a Reuters report, a recent tobacco study conducted by researchers from the Buffalo-based Roswell Park Cancer Institute found

Toxic Legacy Blights Europe

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Abandoned mines in Romania leach water contaminated by heavy metals into rivers. A Hungarian chemical plant produces more than 100,000 tonnes of toxic substances a year. Soil in eastern Slovakia is contaminated with cancer-producing PCBs. The flood of toxic sludge

Toxic Metals Found in Wine

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Red and white wines from most European nations carry potentially dangerous doses of at least seven heavy metals, U.K. researchers find. A single glass of even the most contaminated wine isn’t poisonous. But drinking just one glass of wine a

Arsenic found in New Hampshire wells

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More than 500,000 New Hampshire homeowners using well water may be at greater risk of cancer and other illnesses due to daily doses of arsenic in their water, according to recent studies. According to a study in Bangladesh — the

Mercury found in Queensland’s water

Video Report: Farmers in Kogan on Queensland’s Darling Downs say contamination from the coal gasification trials has spread to their waterways. Mercury is not used in the gasification process. Please follow and like us:

Oklahoma: Mercury in 16 lakes

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Catch a large striped bass in the Broken Bow Reservoir and you might as well throw it back. The bass isn’t safe to eat, according to a Mercury in Fish study released Wednesday. Sixteen state lakes have