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New map reveals global scope of groundwater arsenic risk
SCIENCE

New map reveals global scope of groundwater arsenic risk

Published: May 21, 2020  |  2 min read, 334 words
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Up to 220 million people worldwide, with approximately 94% of them in Asia, could be at risk of drinking well water containing harmful levels of arsenic, a tasteless, odorless and naturally occurring poison. The global scope of this persistent public health issue is revealed in a new study, in which researchers present the most accurate and detailed global prediction map of groundwater arsenic concentrations to date. It reveals previously unidentified areas of potential arsenic contamination, including parts of Central Asia and broad areas of the Arctic and sub-Arctic. Trace amounts of... READ MORE
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