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Arsenic is a known human carcinogen and individuals exposed through drinking water are at increased risk for bladder, lung, liver, kidney, and skin cancer. Chronic exposure to arsenic in drinking water is also associated with other serious health problems including skin lesions, cardiovascular disorders, neuropathy, diabetes, and decreased IQ and cognitive issues in children. Because arsenic is a known human carcinogen, the US Environmental Protection Agency has set a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) of 0 µg/L. The MCLG is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs are non-enforceable public health goals. Even if you are below the arsenic standard of 5 µg/L but have a detectable level you may want to consider water treatment.
If your water test result is near the 5 ug/L standard, you may want to retest to confirm your level before installing a treatment system. If you installed or already have water treatment, it is important to conduct annual follow-up testing of the treated water to ensure your treatment system is working effectively and the contaminants are reduced to acceptable levels.
In NJ, water treatment financing (with 0% interest) is available from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (800-654-6873) to private well owners whose drinking water exceeds an MCL, including arsenic. Loan proceeds can be used to pay for appropriate water treatment. The following website https://tinyurl.com/NJWaterLoans has information on the program.