Arsenic in water raises risk of gallbladder cancer: Study

“The study assessed arsenic exposure of the study participants based on their residential history since childhood and the average concentration of groundwater arsenic at district-level. “Obtaining long-term residential history since childhood with information on potential sources of drinking water, is an important contribution of this study to the existing evidence base. Preliminary insights from this study can also be useful for similar country contexts that experience a high burden of gallbladder cancers and arsenic contamination in drinking water”, said Dr. Krithiga Shridhar, lead author of the study”.

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