Arsenic exposure in drinking water: an unrecognized health threat in Peru.

@article{George2014ArsenicEI,
  title={Arsenic exposure in drinking water: an unrecognized health threat in Peru.},
  author={Christine Marie George and Laura C Sima and M Helena Jahuira Arias and Jana N Mihalic and Lilia Z. Cabrera and David Danz and William Checkley and Robert H. Gilman},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2014},
  volume={92 8},
  pages={565-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the extent of arsenic contamination of groundwater and surface water in Peru and, to evaluate the accuracy of the Arsenic Econo-Quick(™) (EQ) kit for measuring water arsenic concentrations in the field. METHODS Water samples were collected from 151 water sources in 12 districts of Peru, and arsenic concentrations were measured in the laboratory using inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The EQ field kit was validated by comparing a subset of 139 water samples… CONTINUE READING