Community Engagement

Millions of American families relying on private well water for drinking are at risk of chronic exposure to naturally occurring arsenic, a tasteless and odorless poison. In the absence of regulation, private well owners are responsible for first testing their water to identify the hazard, second treating or avoiding the water to reduce their exposure to it, and third maintaining their treatment system and monitoring their treated water. The Community Engagement Core serves to develop tools, resources, and strategies to build the capacity of individuals, communities, and government partners to reduce exposure to arsenic through private well water. The CEC and the Research Translation Core partnered to develop the NJ Arsenic Awareness website.