Superfund Research Program

February 2024

Paper of the Month

A new approach developed by Superfund Research Program (SRP)-funded researchers improved the ability of carbon-based filters to remove arsenic from drinking water. This method, which is inspired by a cooking technique known as sous vide, may offer a cheaper and more practical solution to prevent arsenic exposure.

According to the team, at the Harvard School of Public Health SRP Center, the technique uses 70% fewer chemicals and is more affordable than other methods currently available for removing arsenic from drinking water, offering a new solution to reduce exposures.

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