‘Bauxite is a carcinogen’: Scientists report link to cancer in India

Scientists in India have reported that “bauxites” and “carcinogens” may be a link between the use of coal and cancer in a large population of Indians, which they say could contribute to a new health crisis.

The new findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, came from a study on the health effects of the coal industry in Rajasthan.

Coal-fired power plants are a large source of CO2 emissions in India, accounting for about one-third of the country’s total CO2 output.

But they also have their own problems, as they burn a huge amount of energy, which means that they have an effect on local ecosystems.

Copper mining in Rajsa, in the eastern state of Rajasthani, is one of the major coal-producing areas in the country.

The area is home to a huge number of indigenous communities. 

In 2015, the state government ordered an immediate halt to all new coal mines in the region.

The move was a response to the ongoing health crisis caused by arsenic poisoning in the area. 

The state government has since begun phasing out all coal-fired electricity, which is estimated to be responsible for the deaths of about 50,000 people in the last five years.

The government also shut down two power plants, including a major one, which has a total capacity of around 1,500 megawatts. 

Since 2016, there have been numerous cases of arsenic poisoning among indigenous people, and at least 20 cases of cancer in the state’s indigenous population, according to an article in the Indian Express newspaper.

The government, however, has refused to say how many of the affected people were exposed to arsenic, as part of the public health plan it announced last year. 

However, researchers from the Institute of Nuclear Engineering in Mumbai found that arsenic levels in the groundwater were nearly twice the WHO limit for arsenic exposure, meaning that arsenic exposure was still present. 

A team of scientists and researchers from India’s National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) found that “cancers of the liver, kidneys, spleen, bone marrow, lung, pancreas, skin and bone were all found to be increased in arsenic-exposed people” in the study. 

Coal is a widely used form of energy in India and the use has exploded in recent years.

India has nearly 200 coal power plants and has more than 1,000 coal-burning power plants. 

While the coal sector has been hit by an explosion in CO2 pollution in recent decades, its impact on local wildlife and the environment has been less clear. 

Researchers at the NCSR studied arsenic levels at the sites where the arsenic contamination occurred, and found that it is higher in coal-mining areas. 

According to the report, the researchers found that the arsenic levels were similar at sites where there were more arsenic deposits and mines, and less at sites with more arsenic and coal-mines. 

“There is a link that cannot be explained by the presence of arsenic in the coal itself, but may have something to do with the pollution that is coming from the coal mining activities,” Dr. Ashish Gupta, lead author of the study told the Times of India newspaper. 

It is not known whether arsenic poisoning could be linked to other chemicals found in the environment that are known to cause cancer.

The researchers also found that uranium mining in some areas in Rajshahi district of Rajsamand district, and coal mining in other areas, was linked to arsenic levels. 

Dr. Gupta and his team also found evidence of contamination in a sample of soil from a coal-mine in the village of Sohrabuddin in Rajsamands. 

But the researchers said the findings were not conclusive. 

Their study was one of three recently published in PNAS.

The first, by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, found that coal-dust contaminated the soil at a coal mine in the same village, where there is a large amount of arsenic. 

More recently, in 2016, another study found that a coal mining site in Rajdhani district in the north of the state, where the coal-production area is located, contained arsenic.