TITLE

Arsenic threat reaching global dimensions

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/20/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 11, p1344
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the research which suggests worldwide risk due to arsenic contamination of drinking water. The study was conducted by the University of Cambridge geographer Peter Ravenscroft. He indicated that as many as 140 million people worldwide may have exposed to arsenic pollution levels higher than the World Helath Organization's (WHO) provisional guidelines of ten microgram per liter. Ravenscroft expresses to the annual conference of the Royal Geographic Society in London, England that the international response to the issue of arsenic-contaminated water has been inadequate given the scale of the problem and probably lead to an epidemic of cancer in the future.
ACCESSION #
27433866

 

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