Arsenic in drinking water increases risk of heart disease

I wanted to share this news with you about the relationship between arsenic and heart disease:

ARAIHAZAR, Bangladesh — A new study indicates that even moderate levels of arsenic in drinking water increases the risk of heart disease, according to US News and World Report. Researchers studied nearly 12,000 men and women in Araihazar, Bangladesh, where arsenic contamination is widespread, the article stated. The researchers measured arsenic levels in wells used for drinking water by the participants, who also gave periodic urine samples that were tested for arsenic. Nearly 30 percent of the deaths among the study participants can be attributed, in part, to moderate levels of arsenic in drinking water, according to the researchers.

The study was published online in the British Medical Journal.

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About James McMahon

Studied ecology at the University of Illinois, mountain survival at Eastern Washing University, Deep Ecology at Naropa, River Ecology with The Nature Conservancy and Luna Leopold
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