Higher Arsenic Levels in Infants Fed Baby Formula. Both the water and the powdered formula contributed to the infants’ exposure to arsenic. In breast-fed infants urinary arsenic levels were 7.5 times lower than in formula-fed infants.
Source: Giefscience.com http://bit.ly/1Glombj
New legislation pushes for point-of-use water filters to eliminate arsenic in drinking water. In the Coachella Valley, California, 24 water systems were found to have levels between 12 to 91 parts per billion, putting the health and safety of the community at extreme risk.
Source: KESQ.COM http://bit.ly/1FfVW1n
California’s public drinking water systems violated safety levels for contaminants more than 1,000 times during the 2012-2013 fiscal year says a report that cites high levels in some water systems of arsenic, nitrates and other pollutants.
The report, ordered by the state Senate’s Environmental Quality committee, is part of a broader effort to improve compliance with drinking water regulations, prompted by criticism of the state’s oversight and a court settlement.
Source: Reuters http://reut.rs/1A9tjDg
The rocks that underlie this province can result in natural chemistry that might make people sick. For example, West said, some regions have arsenic at rates much higher than Canadian drinking water standards. Arsenic has been linked to some types of cancers.
This has been an issue in areas of Greenwood recently, another area that depends on well water, where higher than acceptable levels of arsenic were found after a well test last summer.
Often, West said, residents are unaware of high concentrations of arsenic, uranium, nitrates and other chemicals in their water. Only eight per cent of Nova Scotians test their water.
Source: Kings County News http://bit.ly/1vFHYRe
HM Solution es un emprendimiento que desarrolló un innovador sistema de tratamiento de agua capaz de remover elementos tóxicos que pueden ser perjudiciales para la salud de las personas. Su propuesta tecnológica elimina el arsénico del agua a un costo 10 veces menor que otras soluciones, lo cual hace que este sistema sea mucho mas accesible y rentable a la hora de eliminar este tóxico; otorgándoles un gigantesco potencial no solo como negocio sino por su inminente impacto social.
Fuente: EcoworldReactor http://bit.ly/1FI4H50
As the Nation’s population grows, the need for high-quality drinking-water supplies becomes even more urgent.
Contaminants from geologic water sources in the US — primarily manganese, arsenic, and radon — accounted for about 80% of contaminant concentrations that exceeded a human-health benchmark.
Source: USGS http://bit.ly/1FI4H50
Two of the startups who participated in last year’s Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator Program are using different yet innovative ways to improve water quality. The creativity and ingenuity of these teams were testaments to the strength and diversity of the semifinalist Class of 2014.
Source: Cleantech Open Northeast http://bit.ly/1AEdaVq
Reports from Columbia’s Superfund program show many US wells tainted with arsenic
Naturally occurring arsenic in private wells threatens people in many U.S. states and parts of Canada, according to a package of a dozen scientific papers just published by Columbia University and a consortium of many other universities. The Superfund Research Program, directed by Mailman School of Public Health professor Joseph Graziano, PhD, which is focused mainly on New England but applicable elsewhere, says private wells present continuing risks due to almost nonexistent regulation in most states, homeowner inaction and inadequate mitigation measures. The reports also shed new light on the geologic mechanisms behind the contamination. The studies come amid new evidence that even low doses of arsenic may reduce IQ in children, in addition to well-documented risks of cancer, heart disease, and reduced lung function. The reports comprise a special section in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
Fuente: Engineering Evil – Intel Portal for Weighted Data and Information http://bit.ly/1zq4zpR
Desarrollada en paralelo en Estados Unidos y Chile por las hermanas Margaret y Constanza Lengerich, este novedoso mecanismo filtra y elimina totalmente el arsénico del agua, con el añadido de ser, además, un proceso con costos operacionales diez veces más baratos que soluciones similares. Desarrollar alianzas estratégicas con empresas sanitarias es el primer paso este año.
Fuente: Innovacion.cl http://bit.ly/1yEQsrE
Hoy, la entrevista a HMSolution en Diario Estrategia: “Nuestra tecnología reduce las concentraciones de arsénico hasta niveles indetectables, además de otros químicos, y presenta costos operacionales significativamente menores a las soluciones actuales del mercado”
Fuente: Estrategia Online – Innovación y Emprendimiento http://bit.ly/1LxnQbj