Indicator Profile of Arsenic in Community Drinking Water Systems
Why Is This Important?Arsenic is a naturally-occurring element, and trace amounts can be found in geologic formations and aquifers in parts of New Jersey. Arsenic may also be found in soil due to the past use of arsenic compounds as a pesticide and wood preservative.
Arsenic is considered a human carcinogen. Exposure to large amounts of arsenic may increase the risk of cancer of the skin, lung, liver, kidney and bladder. Arsenic exposure can also cause diarrhea, thickening and discoloration of the skin, diabetes, and heart disease.
Drinking Water Arsenic, Number of Community Water Systems with MCL Violations
Data NotesThere are over 600 community water systems in New Jersey.
Data SourcesNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water;
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DefinitionThe distribution of arsenic concentration in drinking water, by community water system, population served and year
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 02/04/13, Published on 02/04/13