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
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