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At the crossroads: Hazard assessment and reduction of health risks from arsenic in private well waters of the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada

Overview of attention for article published in Science of the Total Environment, November 2014
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Title
At the crossroads: Hazard assessment and reduction of health risks from arsenic in private well waters of the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada
Published in
Science of the Total Environment, November 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.089
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Authors

Yan Zheng, Joseph D. Ayotte

Abstract

This special issue contains 12 papers that report on new understanding of arsenic (As) hydrogeochemistry, performance of household well water treatment systems, and testing and treatment behaviors of well users in several states of the northeastern region of the United States and Nova Scotia, Canada. The responsibility to ensure water safety of private wells falls on well owners. In the U.S., 43 million Americans, mostly from rural areas, use private wells. In order to reduce As exposure in rural populations that rely on private wells for drinking water, risk assessment, which includes estimation of population at risk of exposure to As above the EPA Maximum Contaminant Level, is helpful but insufficient because it does not identify individual households at risk. Persistent optimistic bias among well owners against testing and barriers such as cost of treatment mean that a large percentage of the population will not act to reduce their exposure to harmful substances such as As. If households are in areas with known As occurrence, a potentially large percentage of well owners will remain unaware of their exposure. To ensure that everyone, including vulnerable populations such as low income families with children and pregnant women, is not exposed to arsenic in their drinking water, alternative action will be required and warrants further research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 95 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 15%
Student > Master 15 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 10%
Student > Postgraduate 7 7%
Other 21 21%
Unknown 17 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 19 19%
Engineering 11 11%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 10 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 7%
Other 23 23%
Unknown 20 20%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 10 February 2015.
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#2,039,066
of 25,373,627 outputs
Outputs from Science of the Total Environment
#2,713
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#27,175
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Outputs of similar age from Science of the Total Environment
#12
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