Arsenic Posining: Unsafe arsenic levels in private wells.

Arsenic Posining: Unsafe arsenic levels in private wells.

Fatigue and Weakness? They could be signs of Arsenic Poisoning.

Imagine waking up one day and discovering that the water you've been drinking for years is contaminated with a silent, invisible poison.

We know that nowadays, access to clean drinking water is not always the best. Whether it's due to poor infrastructure as mentioned here or perhaps we resort to unappealing solutions like recycling wastewater due to the scarcity of the resource.

Some may feel reassured that they don't have to worry about that as they have their "reliable source" of water like their own water wells, but did you know that these could be contaminated with metals like arsenic?

Arsenic is an insidious poison found naturally in the earth and rocks, and its presence in groundwater has affected countries worldwide, from Bangladesh to the United States. Despite being colorless, odorless, and tasteless, arsenic is highly toxic and has been linked to a range of health problems, including various types of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes.

The story began in Bangladesh in the 1980s, when doctors and scientists began to notice concerning symptoms in their patients: skin blemishes, unusual calluses on the palms of their hands and soles of their feet, and even the appearance of vascular diseases like "blackfoot disease." What seemed to be a clever solution to provide clean water, such as the widespread use of tubewells, ended up being a public health disaster due to the presence of high levels of arsenic in groundwater.

Here are the potential effects of Arsenic presence in water:

Chronic Toxicity: Prolonged exposure to arsenic in water can cause a wide range of health problems, from skin diseases to cancer.

Cancer: Arsenic in drinking water is associated with an increased risk of skin, lung, bladder, liver, and kidney cancer.

Cardiovascular Diseases: Chronic exposure to arsenic can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Neurological Damage: Arsenic in water can also affect the central nervous system and cause neurological damage, which may manifest as memory problems, learning difficulties, and behavioral disorders.

Signs and Symptoms of Arsenic Poisoning:

Skin Problems: Among the early visible signs of arsenic poisoning are skin lesions such as hyperpigmentation, hyperkeratosis, and ulcers.

Gastrointestinal Discomfort: Gastrointestinal symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other digestive disorders.

Peripheral Neuropathy: Chronic exposure can cause damage to the peripheral nerves, leading to abnormal sensations, numbness, and weakness in the hands and feet.

Fatigue and Weakness: Arsenic poisoning can cause chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, and a general feeling of malaise.

Respiratory Problems: In severe cases, inhaling arsenic released during showering or cooking can cause respiratory problems, such as coughing, difficulty breathing, and chest tightness.

According to CNN news site "Researchers have observed that climate change can influence arsenic levels in private wells, either through more severe flooding, rising sea levels, or droughts.

A national-scale research study by the US Geological Survey in 2021 found that during periods of drought, the risk of exposure to arsenic increased significantly by about 54%. The most affected states were Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, California, and Maine.

Melissa Lombard, a research hydrologist at the USGS, pointed out that drought can alter the direction of water flow to wells, also altering oxygen and pH levels, impacting the amount of arsenic that can dissolve in the water.

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