Arsenic In Water Reduces IQ


Arsenic In Water Reduces IQ

Arsenic in Water May Sap IQ

At levels well below the EPA’s guidelines

By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff | Suggested by Amanda.Matznick

Could your water be making you dumber? If it has arsenic in it, it might, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 272 Maine schoolchildren over the course of five years, and found that those whose water contained arsenic tended to have lower IQs, the Portland Press Herald reports. “Everyone was a little taken aback by that,” says University of New Hampshire professor Amy Schwartz, who coordinated the tests along with Columbia University researchers. “People shouldn’t panic, but be informed.”

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http://www.newser.com/story/184805/arsenic-in-water-may-sap-iq.html

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