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  1. Health implications of arsenic in drinking water.

    Article - En anglais

    The adequacy of the current maximum contaminant level (MCL) for arsenic is being evaluated by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

    If recent theoretical estimates of chronic effects and cancer risks prove accurate, the current MCL may not effectively protect health.

    Knowledge of arsenic pharmacokinetics and mechanisms in humans, however, is not complete enough to provide a definitive answer, and current epidemiologic evidence is too inconsistent and too fraught with uncertainty regarding arsenic exposure to be helpful in assessing low-level risks.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arsenic, Contamination, Eau potable, Concentration maximale admissible, Organisme réglementation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Toxicité, Homme, Epidémiologie, Pollution origine naturelle, Article synthèse, Facteur risque, Tumeur maligne, Blackfoot disease

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arsenic, Contamination, Drinking water, Maximum permissible concentration, Regulatory institution, United States, North America, America, Toxicity, Human, Epidemiology, Natural origin pollution, Review, Risk factor, Malignant tumor

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0698524

    Code Inist : 002B03H. Création : 09/06/1995.