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CDC Study Links Arsenic in Water to Type 2 Diabetes

Public and Private Water Systems Could be Hazardous

Results from a study completed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggest that nearly 20 million Americans may be at heightened risk for type 2 diabetes due to their exposure to arsenic. The arsenic is in the drinking water, and when the CDC tested nearly 800 people in their National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the results showed a clear and significant association between the chemical and the disease.

This finding confirms results from similar studies done in Taiwan, Mexico, and Bangladesh, which showed that 100 mcg/L of inorganic arsenic is associated with type 2 disease.

The authors of the study estimate that as many as 13 million Americans live in regions where arsenic levels in the public water systems exceed the levels recommended by the EPA, which is 10 mcg/L. However, this figure doesn't take into account private water supplies.

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Published on Aug-20-08


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US Navy LST-1192 Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Virginia EPA largest dumpsite Water was polluted we drank for 3 years Suffering type II diabetes macular degeneration cataract , impotency my hormones have been all messed up and is service connected , anxiety, depression , sleep apnea, neurological problems , headaches while in service neurologist never found cause, memory loss , hypertension service connected , etc

Lee Horowitz, M.Ed , CAGS
610-750-6444 or 610-207-7491
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