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Estimating the High-Arsenic Domestic-Well Population in the Conterminous United States

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Science & Technology, October 2017
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Title
Estimating the High-Arsenic Domestic-Well Population in the Conterminous United States
Published in
Environmental Science & Technology, October 2017
DOI 10.1021/acs.est.7b02881
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Authors

Joseph D. Ayotte, Laura Medalie, Sharon L. Qi, Lorraine C. Backer, Bernard T. Nolan

Abstract

Arsenic concentrations from 20 450 domestic wells in the U.S. were used to develop a logistic regression model of the probability of having arsenic >10 μg/L ("high arsenic"), which is presented at the county, state, and national scales. Variables representing geologic sources, geochemical, hydrologic, and physical features were among the significant predictors of high arsenic. For U.S. Census blocks, the mean probability of arsenic >10 μg/L was multiplied by the population using domestic wells to estimate the potential high-arsenic domestic-well population. Approximately 44.1 M people in the U.S. use water from domestic wells. The population in the conterminous U.S. using water from domestic wells with predicted arsenic concentration >10 μg/L is 2.1 M people (95% CI is 1.5 to 2.9 M). Although areas of the U.S. were underrepresented with arsenic data, predictive variables available in national data sets were used to estimate high arsenic in unsampled areas. Additionally, by predicting to all of the conterminous U.S., we identify areas of high and low potential exposure in areas of limited arsenic data. These areas may be viewed as potential areas to investigate further or to compare to more detailed local information. Linking predictive modeling to private well use information nationally, despite the uncertainty, is beneficial for broad screening of the population at risk from elevated arsenic in drinking water from private wells.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 66 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 23%
Student > Master 13 20%
Researcher 11 17%
Unspecified 8 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 9%
Other 13 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 16 24%
Unspecified 15 23%
Engineering 11 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Other 15 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 191. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 August 2019.
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#70,194
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#3,530
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