What is Arsenic?

Millions are affected by naturally occurring arsenic, especially people in the Western USA.

COMMUNITY

FACT G

Millions of private well owners in the USA never test their water for arsenic despite living in regions with known arsenic issues

FACT H

Conventional arsenic removal technologies were designed for large water systems, and their cost of treatment does not scale down affordably for small and rural water systems.

FACT I

Improving the availability of local water supplies promotes sustainability, environmental justice, and other long term benefits derived from community-level water management

 

HEALTH

Illustrated FACT A

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimates that more than 56 million Americans drink water with the risk of arsenic poisoning.

Illustrated FACT B

The World Health Organization has described issues of arsenic contamination as “the largest mass poisoning in history”

Illustrated FACT C

Residents in California, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Arizona are among those most at risk.

 

GEOGRAPHY

Illustrated FACT A

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimates that more than 56 million Americans drink water with the risk of arsenic poisoning.

Illustrated FACT B

The World Health Organization has described issues of arsenic contamination as “the largest mass poisoning in history”

Illustrated FACT C

Residents in California, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Arizona are among those most at risk.

 

MORE INFORMATION

State Arsenic Maps

California New Hampshire Maine Pennsylvania New York
Texas Arizona  
 

Key Regulations for Small Water Systems

EPA DPH RCAP UC Berkeley NRDC
 

Key News for US Arsenic Health

Maine IQ study Cancer Risk Low dose study Breast milk study Rice & Apple juice


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