RedskyNews Category: Pollution

Arsenic In Drinking Water Threatens Up To 60 Million In Pakistan

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It has been called the largest mass poisoning in history. After wells were drilled in Bangladesh and the rest of the Indian subcontinent in the 1970s, millions of people have been exposed to arsenic in drinking water. When leached into

56,000 Californians Exposed To Arsenic In Drinking Water

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As California continues to grapple with drought, almost 56,000 Californians are exposed to drinking water that exceeds the federal safety standards for arsenic, according to a recent study. “More than three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found California

Residents Stunned As River Turns To “Blood”

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A Russian river located by the Arctic town of Norilsk turned bright red this week, looking more like an enormous blood vessel than a body of water. Stunned residents shared photos online of the bizarre scene at Daldykan River. Authorities

80% Of Pakistan’s Drinking Water Contaminated With Toxic Metals

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More than 80 per cent Pakistanis consume contaminated and unsafe water, a top official said. Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer told the Senate on Tuesday that the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) had conducted various

Half Of South Asia Groundwater Contaminated With Arsenic

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Sixty percent of groundwater in the Indus and Ganges river basin – essential for the lives of over 750 million people in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh – is too contaminated to drink or use for irrigation, a new study

Arsenic laced Soil Being Tested In Kentucky

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MOUNT STERLING A state environmental response team began taking more extensive soil samples Tuesday to test for higher-than-normal arsenic levels along a rural Montgomery County road. The sampling took place along Long Lane, a gravel road lined with mobile homes

323 Million At Risk Of Disease From Dirty Water

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More than 300 million people in Asia, Africa and Latin America are at risk of life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid because of the increasing pollution of water in rivers and lakes, the U.N. Environment Program said Tuesday. Between 1990

Thai Organic Black Gaba Rice Sales Halted Due To Cadmium Content

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A brand of Thai rice in 1 kilogram packs has been been found to contain excessive cadmium, a metallic contaminant, food safety authorities said. The Centre for Food Safety announced that a sample of pre-packaged black rice imported from Thailand,

Most Chocolate Contains Toxic Metals

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Another round of bad news for chocoholics: Not only can molten aluminum not melt your favorite candy, but the odds are also pretty high it contains toxic levels of lead, cadmium, or even both, according to a new study by

20 Million Bangladeshis Drink Arsenic Water

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The Bangladesh government is failing to adequately respond to naturally occurring arsenic in drinking water across large areas of rural Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Approximately 20 years after initially coming to international attention, an