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AS

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for AMERICAN SAMOA.

AS

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for American Samoa. This is the code used in international transactions to and from American Samoan bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for American Samoa. This is used as an international standard for shipping to American Samoa. As a territory of the United States, American Samoa is also assigned the geocode ISO 3166-2:US-AS.
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Fu and Chang's idea includes the use of a novel arsenic test design that is based on a porous substrate in which capillary flow enables instrument-free pumping of a water sample into the device.
The guideline value for arsenic in drinking water given by World Health Organization (WHO) is 10 ppb whereas permissible limit by National Standards for Drinking Water Quality (NSDWQ) is 50 ppb.
Cooked samples of rice underwent dilute nitric acid extraction to liberate the total arsenic content, as well as an in vitro assay that mimics the digestive process.
ICP-MS is very used in the determination of arsenic, but the biggest drawback is possible interference due to the presence of chlorine in samples.
The health hazards (both carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic) associated with chronic intake of arsenic due to drinking arsenic contaminated water have been investigated and well known (Nickson, 1998; Acharyya, 1999; Ahsan, 2009; Argos, 2010; Shrestha, 2003; Smith, 2009; 1998).
Consumer Reports ' newest data, in addition to other reports, show that many rice products still have levels of arsenic significantly above 5 ppb, including baby food and even organic brown rice syrup.
Ferric hydroxide coated new paper and pulp adsorbent was used in laboratory scale adsorption filters to remove arsenic by coagulation phenomena.
This quality of arsenic explains why it can be found in a wide variety of forms that make their way into an equally wide variety of ecological niches; it is actually unusual to encounter a natural setting where at least trace amounts cannot be detected.
Arsenic has a short half-life in the body; it is readily excreted in urine in 1-3 days (Calderon, Hudgens, Le, Schreinemachers, & Thomas, 1999; Chen, Amarasiriwardena, Hsueh, & Christiani, 2002; Karagas et al.
DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy due to arsenic poisoning was kept.
Numerous studies have shown the health effects associated with arsenic in drinking water both within and outside the US.
The arsenic content in the soil can be reduced by applying zinc and other compounds such as organic matter which have capability of binding with arsenic.