Arsenic and Old Facts
3 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2001
The Burnet-Hahn and Wilson analyses differ on one fundamental issue: How significant is the cancer risk from exposure to small doses of arsenic. I am not qualified to resolve that issue; nor, I suspect, is anyone else. The arsenic controversy should not be settled by experts who establish a nationwide standard, but by the individual water systems and their customers who bear both the cost and risk of arsenic exposure.
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