Saturday September 10, 2016
Saskatchewan lentils may combat arsenic poisoning
Saskatchewan lentils are being tested in a Canadian-led clinical field study, headed up by the University of Calgary's Dr. Judit Smits, in Bangladesh to combat rampant arsenic poisoning. An estimated 20-million people in Bangladesh are slowly poisoning themselves with their own arsenic-tainted well water. Prairie lentils are high in the mineral selenium, which at very high levels can be toxic, but when combined with arsenic, the toxins bind together and get flushed out.
Human Rights Watch 2016 report on the state of Bangladesh's arsenic-tainted well water
University of Calgary's story about Dr. Smits' work in Bangladesh