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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, February 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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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, February 2015
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 81 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 18%
Researcher 13 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 7%
Other 18 21%
Unknown 12 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 19 23%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 9 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 10%
Engineering 8 10%
Social Sciences 7 8%
Other 18 21%
Unknown 15 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. 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 03 August 2017.
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#817,108
of 15,557,520 outputs
Outputs from Science of the Total Environment
#640
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#17,057
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Outputs of similar age from Science of the Total Environment
#3
of 99 outputs
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