Reduce exposure to arsenic — EH‑07

Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
51.9 micrograms per gram (µg/g) (2017-18)

34.9 µg/g

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

45.8 micrograms per gram (µg/g) was the concentration level of urinary total arsenic (creatinine corrected) at which 95 percent of the population aged 3 years and over was at or below in 2015-16

Reduce exposure to arsenic in the population, as measured by blood or urine concentrations of the substance or its metabolites

Target-Setting Method


Long-term exposure to arsenic can cause many health problems. Some people in the United States may have arsenic in their drinking water. Studies that track arsenic in urine can help health care providers and public health officials figure out if people have been exposed to high levels of arsenic.