Transforming water from poisonous to purified -- at no cost

Rupesh Dutta /IANS

Apr 04, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
Arsenic affected drinking water in 66,663 habitations: Govt

Arsenic affected drinking water in 66,663 habitations: Govt

There are 66,663 areas where drinking water is affected due to the presence of arsenic and fluorides," Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar said in Rajya Sabha.

Feb 06, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

Ground-water arsenic spreading cancer in several Bihar districts

The most affected are the poorest of the poor.

Mar 13, 2016, 17:21 PM IST

Mystery of arsenic release into groundwater solved

Stanford scientists have solved an important mystery about where the microbes responsible for releasing dangerous arsenic into groundwater in Southeast Asia get their food.

Dec 06, 2015, 14:03 PM IST

Burgers, sausages as big a cancer threat as cigarettes!

The World Health Organisation is to list processed meat as among the most cancer-causing substances, putting it on a par with asbestos and arsenic, according to reports.

Oct 23, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

High level of arsenic found in US red wines

If you love to drink red wine, take that sip with a little caution as researchers have found that many red wines in the US contain arsenic levels that exceed what is allowed in drinking water.

Sep 30, 2015, 12:19 PM IST

Higher blood mercury level may increase glaucoma risk

 Lower blood manganese level and higher blood mercury level may increase risk of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.

Aug 07, 2015, 17:57 PM IST

DNA exclusive report: Is arsenic in rice poisonous for your health?

Rice contains arsenic which is poisonous and causes health worries. Watch DNA's exclusive report on arsenic in rice only on Zee News.

Apr 01, 2015, 19:21 PM IST
NGT bans vegetables' farming along Yamuna river bed

NGT bans vegetables' farming along Yamuna river bed

The National Green Tribunal on Friday banned cultivation of vegetables along the Yamuna river bed in the national capital.

Jan 16, 2015, 13:57 PM IST
Cigarette ash can remove arsenic from water

Cigarette ash can remove arsenic from water

Discarded cigarette ash can help remove deadly arsenic from water, finds a new study.

Oct 16, 2014, 14:53 PM IST

Yogurt shields pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning

Yogurt containing probiotic bacteria may protect children and pregnant women against heavy metal exposure, says a study.

Oct 07, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

Over-pumping sucks arsenic into Hanoi`s water: Study

Arsenic has infiltrated an aquifer that provides water for the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, scientists said Wednesday, warning that the phenomenon could also occur elsewhere.

Sep 11, 2013, 23:52 PM IST

Arsenic levels in rice too low for short-term risk: FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that after testing 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, it has determined the amount of detectable arsenic is too low to cause immediate or short-term negative health effects.

Sep 07, 2013, 11:59 AM IST

Arsenic also causes lung damage

A new study has revealed that exposure to low to moderate amounts of arsenic in drinking water can impair lung function.

Aug 26, 2013, 17:42 PM IST

High concentrations of arsenic in rice spark health concerns

A new study has shown that high levels of arsenic in rice is linked to high genetic damage in humans.

Jul 23, 2013, 10:35 AM IST

Excessive arsenic, fluoride in water found in Bihar

Excess quantity of harmful arsenic and fluoride have been found in water in Bihar`s 22 districts.

Mar 14, 2013, 18:07 PM IST

Arsenic in drinking water damages lungs

Pregnant women who drink water with traces of arsenic may give birth to babies who have increased odds of respiratory infections, says a new study.

Dec 06, 2012, 13:15 PM IST

Bihar: Ground water in 13 districts found partially contaminated with arsenic

Groundwater in 13 Bihar districts have been found to be partially contaminated with arsenic.

Sep 24, 2012, 23:45 PM IST

`Rice products may be source of high arsenic levels`

Significant levels of arsenic may be found in some prepared food products listing organic brown rice syrup as a sweetener and main ingredient.

Feb 16, 2012, 22:38 PM IST

Arsenic in water tied to breathing issues

People exposed to high levels of arsenic in drinking water report shortness of breath.

Dec 03, 2011, 09:51 AM IST