The Environmental Protection Agency wants to reduce the limit for arsenic allowed in drinking water to one-tenth the current standard in an effort to reduce cancer risks. The agency proposed to reduce the arsenic allowed in drinking water from 50 parts per billion to 5 parts per billion. Over 6,000 water systems nationwide would need to upgrade their systems to meet the standard. Efforts to reduce arsenic drinking water followed a National Academy of Science report in 1999 that found arsenic in drinking water causes bladder, lung, and skin cancer, and might cause kidney and liver cancer. [A Lots of arsenic laced water is bad for your health however, a little won’t hurt ya…… much!