RedskyNews Category: Bitter Water – Event 3

Biblical Wormwood Arrives In India

Tubewells in seven wards of Chittagong City Corporation are pumping water with arsenic contamination 10 times higher than the safe level. The wards’ low-income group people are especially exposed to arsenic related diseases as they drink and use water from

Toxic Metals Found In China River

HIGH levels of a cancer-causing heavy metal and arsenic have been discovered in a river and reservoir in the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Despite efforts to dilute the pollution, carcinogenic cadmium still remained at three times permitted levels in

High Mercury Levels In Antarctic

A team of French and Australian oceanographers have discovered the seabirds in the Southern Ocean have four times the mercury levels of aquatic birds elsewhere. The toxic element has come from both man-made and naturally occurring sources and while the

Arsenic Found In More U.S. Water

An environmental monitor Tuesday identified 19 new sites across the United States where groundwater near coal-ash dumps from power plants was found to be contaminated with arsenic and other pollutants. The Environmental Integrity Project said the pollution — in some

Arsenic Found In Australian Lake

The Northern Territory Health Department says water in the Lake Bennett area is mostly fine for household use, despite containing arsenic levels more than 20 times above safe guidelines. The Environment Department says two private bores in the area had

India Serves Up Toxic Vegetables

BANGALORE: The next time you go to buy vegetables in the market, check if they are coming from villages around Varthur Tank, Bellandur Tank, Byramangala Tank and Nagawara Tank areas, for a recent study conducted by city-based Indian Institute of

Arsenic Poisons 4.5m S. Americans

Volcanic lakes that are a primary source of freshwater to at least 4.5 million Latin American citizens have been found teeming with arsenic. The poisonous element leached into the water from sediment around the lakes. Ohio University researcher Dina López

Arsenic In Adelaide River Water

Video Report: Residents in the northern NT town of Adelaide River have been warned against drinking bore water after toxic levels of arsenic were detected.

Arsenic Water Linked To Boy’s Death

Police and government agencies are remaining tight-lipped about what may have led to the suspected poisoning of a young man from a Northern Territory cattle station. Ben Witham died last week in hospital in Adelaide. A memorial for the 17-year-old

Toxic Metals Found In Chinese Toys

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

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

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

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

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

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