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  1. Factual links

    Some of the websites providing factual information on Arsenic:

    • 1.1 Some general information on arsenic
    • 1.2 Information about arsenic in drinking water
    • 1.3 Information about other possible sources of exposure to arsenic
    • 1.4 Some arsenic news sites
    • 1.5 Some policy-related websites
  2. Other Views
 

1. Factual links

1.1 Some general information on arsenic
1.2 Information about arsenic in drinking water
  • The Arsenic Crisis Information Centre (ACIC) extensively covers water pollution in Bangladesh and provides many links at: http://bicn.com/acic/ 
  • The Canadian council of Ministers of the Environment offers a page on the effects of arsenic on human health and presents guidelines concerning water resources: www.ccme.ca/sourcetotap/arsenic.html 
1.3 Information about other possible sources of exposure to arsenic
1.4 Some arsenic news sites
1.5 Some policy-related websites
 

2. Other Views

Links in this section have been selected as examples of other views on Arsenic. This list of links is only a sample and it is not suggested that it is complete nor that it is fully representative of all the existing views. GreenFacts asbl takes no position concerning the views expressed in these linked documents.

Some of the sites suggesting that arsenic poses less risk

  • The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) concludes that "there is little, if any, evidence of a detrimental health effect in humans from inorganic arsenic in drinking water at the current MCL of 50 µg/L or below, either in the United States or elsewhere.": www.acsh.org/healthissues/ .
  • The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) "applauds the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s unanimous decision (...) not to ban the pesticide, chromated copper arsenate, in playground equipment." It states that "for more than 70 years, wood treated with the preservative that includes trace levels of arsenic has been used in commercial and residential products without ill health effects. The chemical prevents decay and insect damage." www.cei.org/gencon/003,03739.cfm 

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