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The World in Medicine
February 16, 2011

Arsenic Contamination

JAMA. 2011;305(7):663. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.135

Contamination of groundwater with arsenic and 32 other toxic compounds in Vietnam's Red River Delta poses a health hazard for 7 million people in this area, according to findings of researchers from Switzerland and Vietnam (Winkel LHE et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 10.1073/pnas.1011915108 [published online ahead of print, January 18, 2011]).