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New study suggests over 100,000 cancer cases may stem from contaminants in tap water

New study suggests over 100,000 cancer cases may stem from contaminants in tap water

September 19, 2019 03:41 AM

A new study suggests over 100,000 cancer cases may stem from contaminants in tap water.    

Researchers calculated the combined health effects of 22 carcinogens found in U.S. water systems.    

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They say most of the cancer risk comes from arsenic and radioactive elements like uranium.    

The highest risk was found in smaller communities that rely on groundwater.    

Experts say installing a water filter can reduce exposure to those contaminants.

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