The Case for Universal Screening of Private Well Water Quality in the U.S. and Testing Requirements to Achieve It: Evidence from Arsenic

Conclusions: Universal screening, achieved through local testing requirements complemented by greater community engagement targeting biologically and socioeconomically vulnerable groups, would reduce population arsenic exposure greater than any promotional efforts to date. Universal screening of private well water will identify the dangers hidden in America’s drinking water supply and redirect attention to ensure safe water among affected households. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP629 Received: 08 June 2016 Revised: 13 December 2016 Accepted: 29 December 2016 Published: 03 August 2017 Address correspondence to Y. Zheng, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, No. 1088 Xueyuan Blvd., Nanshan District Shenzhen, China 518055. Telephone: +86 755 88018037. Email: yan.zheng@sustc.edu.cn The authors declare they have no actual or potential competing financial interests. Note to readers with disabilities: EHP strives to ensure that all journal content is accessible to all readers. However, some figures and Supplemental Material published in EHP articles may not conform to 508 standards due to the complexity of the information being presented. If you need assistance accessing journal content, please contact ehponline@niehs.nih.gov. Our staff will work with you to assess and meet your accessibility needs within 3 working days. Note to readers with disabilities: EHP has provided a ...
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