EPA Information Statement

While your drinking water meets EPA’s standard for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic. EPA’s stand balances the current understanding of arsenic’s possible health effects against the costs of removing arsenic from drinking water. EPA continues to research the health effects of low levels of arsenic, which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations, and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory problems (40CFR 141.154 (b)(1)).