Quoted: Mark Borsuk on Testing for Arsenic in Private Wells


Dartmouth Now takes note when faculty weigh in on issues of the day. Here is today’s “Quoted”:

“Over the last 25 years, the number of diseases associated with arsenic has increased, the parts of the body affected by arsenic-mediated diseases have increased, and estimates of what constitutes a safe long-term dose of arsenic have decreased,” says Thayer School of Engineering’s Mark Borsuk in an Associated Press story about the importance of testing for arsenic in private wells.

Borsuk is an associate professor of engineering and the project leader for a study on the health impact of arsenic in drinking water from private wells in New Hampshire prepared by Dartmouth for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. The study was conducted by researchers from Thayer and the Geisel School of Medicine.

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