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Arsenic in Ground Water of the United States: Frequently Asked Questions

Several types of cancer have been linked to arsenic in water. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides answers to common questions and maps that show where and to what extent arsenic occurs in groun... Details >

U.S. Geological Survey

FAQ - About Drinking Water

This site contains answers from consumers about their drinking water -- its sources, treatment and safety. It also provides a link to EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline.... Details >

Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fluoridated Water: Questions and Answers

This fact sheet provides answers to six questions about fluoridated water. This document explains the rationale behind fluoridation, and dispells the myth that fluoridated water causes cancer.... Details >

National Cancer Institute

Personal Preparation and Storage of Safe Water

After an emergency, such as a flood, hurricane, or earthquake, drinking water may not be available or safe to drink. This information will help you plan for treating and storing your water in the even... Details >

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Arsenic in Drinking Water

Studies have linked long-term exposure of arsenic in drinking water to a variety of cancers in humans. To protect human health, an EPA standard limits the amount of arsenic in drinking water at .010 p... Details >

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Arsenic in Private Drinking-Water Wells

Several methods are available to reduce your exposure to arsenic in your well water. Each option has advantages and disadvantages that you should consider carefully.... Details >

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Basic Information about E. coli 0157:H7 in Drinking Water

This document provides information about the health effects of E. coli O157:H7, and actions you can take to protect yourself and your family from E. coli infection through driniking water. ... Details >

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Cholera - Prevention  External Link

This fact sheet provides tips for travelers to cholera-endemic areas to lower one's risk of contracting cholera... Details >

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research  External Link

Copper And The Environment  External Link

Links to articles that discuss how copper interacts with the environment in a variety of common applications . . . from plumbing to heat efficiency. The information has been broken down into four main... Details >

Nonprofit/Professional Entity--Follow the Resource URL for More Information


This interactive web site allows users to view and query several types of environmental information, including drinking water, toxic and air releases, hazardous waste, water discharge permits, and Sup... Details >

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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