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Participatory Interventions to Reduce Arsenic Exposure in American Indian Communities

Baltimore, MA, United States


Summary

Arsenic in drinking water is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and cancer. It is estimated that 2 million individuals in the United States are exposed to arsenic in drinking water exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency guideline of 10 micrograms per liter. In the United States arsenic in drinking water disproportionately affects rural populations including American Indian communities.

The objective of this study is to develop, pilot, and evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-level community participatory intervention to reduce arsenic exposure from drinking water in Indian American communities. This study is the first randomized controlled trial of a intervention to reduce arsenic in drinking water in the United States.

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  • Start Date: 
    07/01/2015
  • End Date: 
    03/31/2020

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