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High and DryMeeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater$
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William M Alley and Rosemarie Alley

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300220384

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300220384.001.0001

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(p.203) 13 Arsenic
High and Dry

William M. Alley

Rosemarie Alley

Yale University Press

This chapter begins with what has been called “the largest poisoning of a population in history,” as a result of arsenic poisoning from wells in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. The chapter then examines the challenges of determining the safe level and standards for arsenic in drinking water. The ongoing challenges of educating homeowners in New Hampshire where high levels of arsenic occur in many private wells are then discussed. The chapter concludes with discussion of other naturally occurring contaminants in drinking water wells, such as fluoride, radon, radium, and uranium.

Keywords:   arsenic, drinking water, fluoride, naturally occurring contaminants, private wells

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