The Western Producer 

University of Saskatchewan researchers are using agricultural residue to treat arsenic in drinking water. Agricultural residue such as wheat and canola straw will be turned into a filter that adsorbs the toxins. Arsenic in drinking water can increase a person’s risk of cancer, as well as blood vessel damage and nausea. Khaled Zoroufchi Benis, a PhD student who worked on this project, said one of the reasons they started the research is because of how high the price is to get rid of arsenic in other ways. Click here to continue reading