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Researcher offers advice to Newfoundlanders whose well water contains arsenic

Years of drinking contaminated water is cancer risk

January 6, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador – Several years or decades of drinking water contaminated with arsenic is a serious cancer risk, a Memorial University researcher says. She urges well owners in the province to make lifestyle changes to reduce the risk. It’s uncertain how many private well owners are drinking arsenic-contaminated water, but it’s suspected the Cormack and New World Island regions are considered possible hot spots. CBC News report | READ MORE

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