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A new federal study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, links low-level arsenic exposure with type 2 diabetes. The report noted that the trace levels of this industrial pollutant could have come from drinking water, either from pollution or natural contact.
An analysis of 788 adults' medical tests found that the risk of diabetes had quadrupled in people with low arsenic concentrations in their urine compared with people with even lower levels, according to a recent AP article. The article noted that research outside the United States had also linked diabetes to arsenic in drinking water, but that this is the first time low levels were found to be dangerous.