One in five private wells in Peterborough contain unsafe levels of arsenic.
Contaminated groundwater is the most common cause of Arsenic poisoning. The main source of Arsenic in drinking water (usually from drilled well water) is arsenic-rich rocks through which the water has been soaking. According to the World Health Organization, arsenic is the most serious inorganic contaminant in drinking water on a worldwide basis. If you live in an area where there are naturally high levels of Arsenic in the water or soil, limit your exposure to the water and consider using purified water.
Peterborough Arsenic Contamination Levels
- EPA National Standard: 10 parts per billion
- National Health Goal: 0–no known fully safe level
- Peterborough Levels Found: 77 ppb*
*EXCEEDS NATIONAL HEALTH LIMIT
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