Cancer Causing Chemical Cocktail.
"Aquathin OP-ED Commentary"
In this article, you will read more how the government intends to relax the standard on arsenic...and how arsenic when combined with other
contaminates acts as a catalyst in forming cancer.
At Aquathin University, we make a specific point to explain the various cancers and diseases caused by specific contaminates...but moreover,
the chemical cocktail combination is 1000 times more harmful than the individual contaminate.
Study links arsenic, cancer
HANOVER, NH — Days after the Bush administration announced it would delay a new standard for arsenic in drinking water,
Dartmouth Medical School researchers said their new study demonstrates increased cancer risk from exposure to the metal at legal levels.
Their results, published in the March Environmental HealthPerspectives, suggest that while arsenic may or may not cause
cancer on its own, it can precipitate the disease when other carcinogens are present. Ronald Kaltreider and colleagues found
arsenic at levels equivalent to 25-50 parts per billion (ppb) reduced the ability of genes in rat liver cells to recognize hormones called
glucocorticoids, which help prevent tumor formation.
Previous studies linked malfunction of the cell receptors for glucocorticoids with cancer in lung and skin tissue. The researchers
said the same process could throw off blood glucose regulation, affecting diabetics, and contribute to vascular disease.
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Christie Whitman has said she will propose to withdraw and revise a rule
that would have lowered the maximum contaminant level for arsenic in drinking water from 50 ppb to 10 ppb. Whitman said
while the 50-ppb limit is probably too high, it is unclear whether research supports a reduction to 10 ppb.
Published 15 March in the American Journal of Epidemiology, another study from Dartmouth Medical School did not find
a significant correlation between human skin cancer and arsenic exposure as measured in toenail clippings. However, the authors
stated they could not rule out a relationship at higher levels of exposure.
An abstract of the endocrine disruption study is available at the National Institute of Environmental Health Web site.
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Edited from Tech Bank 4/5/01