Lifetime Arsenic Exposure Linked to High Blood Pressure in Northern Chile

March 2, 2017

NIH: Millions of people around the world are exposed to arsenic concentrations in drinking water above the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended limit. Using the northern Chile cohort, as well as data from an additional 1,500 participants from two new cohorts in the same area, researchers will use Superfund Research Program and other NIEHS funding to explore how factors like stress, obesity, low socioeconomic status, and secondary workplace exposures influence an individual’s response to arsenic exposure. In the article, Superfund research is highlighted, and Craig Steinmaus is quoted.

Read the full story in the February issue of the NIH's Global Environmental Health Newsletter.