Shared Exposure, Shared Risk



Margaret Karagas (photo courtesy of Norris Cotton Cancer Center)

A new study published in The Lancet, focusing on the mortality from arsenic contamination of drinking water in Bangladesh, has potential implications for other regions with low level arsenic exposure in drinking water, including New England. According to Margaret Karagas, co-director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center’s Cancer Epidemiology and Chemoprevention Program and professor of epidemiology at Dartmouth Medical School, who published a Comment in The Lancet in conjunction with the study, the new research provides valuable data for establishing health and risk guidelines for low levels of arsenic concentration.

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