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Drinking water from a private well


May cause poisoning by arsenic, lead, or inorganic nitrates; [ATSDR Case Studies #26] In a study of arsenic exposure from drinking water in Bangladesh, urinary arsenic was a better predictor of skin lesions than drinking-water arsenic. [Ahson H et al. Associations between drinking water and urinary arsenic levels and skin lesions in Bangladesh. J Occup Environ Med. 2000 Dec;42(12):1195-201.]


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