Prevalence of chronic diseases in adults exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking water.

  title={Prevalence of chronic diseases in adults exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking water.},
  author={Kristina M Zierold and Lynda M Knobeloch and Henry A. Anderson},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={94 11},
Inorganic arsenic is naturally occurring in groundwaters throughout the United States. This study investigated arsenic exposure and self-report of 9 chronic diseases. We received private well-water samples and questionnaires from 1185 people who reported drinking their water for 20 or more years. Respondents with arsenic levels of 2 microg/L or greater were statistically more likely to report a history of depression, high blood pressure, circulatory problems, and bypass surgery than were… CONTINUE READING

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