Arsenic, microbes and contaminated aquifers.

  title={Arsenic, microbes and contaminated aquifers.},
  author={Ronald S. Oremland and John F Stolz},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  volume={13 2},
The health of tens of millions of people world-wide is at risk from drinking arsenic-contaminated well water. In most cases this arsenic occurs naturally within the sub-surface aquifers, rather than being derived from identifiable point sources of pollution. The mobilization of arsenic into the aqueous phase is the first crucial step in a process that eventually leads to human arsenicosis. Increasing evidence suggests that this is a microbiological phenomenon. 

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