Published in Blood Weekly, March 31st, 2005
"Arsenic has been well documented as the major risk factor for blackfoot disease (BFD), a unique peripheral vascular disease (PVD) that was endemic in the Southwestern coast of Taiwan, where residents had used high-arsenic artesian well water for more than 50 years.
"Long-term arsenic exposure has also been reported to be associated with lung cancer mortality in a dose-response relationship. A tap-water supply system was implemented in the early 1960s in the BFD-endemic areas," researchers from Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan report.
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