The Union Leader & New Hapmshire Sunday News

Arsenic in the water: Benefits vs. dangers

By ROGER TALBOT
Sunday News Staff
Feb. 18, 2001

Arsenic, the legendary king of poisons, is being added to drinking water in Manchester and other New Hampshire communities that fluoridate.

The cancer-causing metallic element is among the contaminants found in hydrofluosilicic acid, which is used to deliver tooth decay-preventing fluoride to Manchester's drinking water.

 

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