Abstracts of presentations given in Session 4 of the UCOWR conference.


The purpose of this project is to evaluate the exposure of private well users to natural contaminants of arsenic, radon, and radium. The project investigates the mechanisms in which these natural contaminants are leached into groundwater, the available treatment techniques for removal of natural contaminants, the role of information as an environmental health policy tool that examines how households respond to information regarding inorganic contaminants, and the policy implications for an increasing population that uses groundwater with contaminant levels exceeding EPA regulations.