Superfund Research Program

February 2023

Paper of the Month or Year

Researchers at the Columbia University SRP Center found that higher proportions of people belonging to racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. are associated with significantly higher arsenic and uranium concentrations in their drinking water compared with non-Hispanic White residents.

Findings from this study can inform federal and state infrastructure investments in public water systems that serve communities disproportionately exposed to drinking water contaminants, potentially reducing exposures and preventing associated health outcomes, the authors noted.

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