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Report: Beckham Stadium Site has Unsafe Arsenic Levels

MIAMI — An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected. According to the Miami Herald, the analysis found …

FDA Study Finds Filtering Beverages May Add Heavy Metals

Beer and wine that is filtered with diatomaceous earth may be transferring heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and cadmium into beverages, endangering consumers’ health, according to a study by researchers for the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA’s Center …

What Was Arsenic Doing in Our Chicken, Anyway?

It might seem like cause for cheer that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered the withdrawal of most drugs containing arsenic fed to chickens, turkeys and hogs. After all, getting a well-known poison out of the food chain …

U.S. Urged to Set Standards for Arsenic in Rice

Consumer groups are pressuring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to set federal guidance on allowable levels of arsenic in rice, prompting the agency to consider possible new standards. So far, FDA officials say they have found no evidence that …

More Than 100 Sickened in Peru Mining Spill

More than 100 Peruvian farmers have been sickened by the spill of a copper concentrate containing arsenic and lead produced at one of the Andean country’s biggest mines, authorities said Friday. The Ancash state regional health office said 140 people …