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More Information and References for Arsenic in Private Wells

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Although short-term exposures to high doses of arsenic can cause adverse effects in people, such exposures do not typically occur from private wells in New Jersey. Some people who drink water containing arsenic well in excess of the maximum contaminant level could experience skin damage or problems with the circulatory system, and may have an increased risk of certain cancers. U.S. EPA's guide to drinking water from household wells: []

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