Jeff Meltzer ’15 wrote a letter to the editor of the Morning Sentinel highlighting the hazards of arsenic in private wells in Maine. Meltzer explains that arsenic is a carcinogen that can negatively impact health by way of irritation of the stomach and intestines and cancers of the liver, bladder, and lungs. Meltzer urges Maine residents to support L.D. 1162, An Act to Ensure Safe Drinking Water for Maine Families, introduced by Rep. Drew Gattine, which would require testing when wells are constructed, establish funds for educational outreach and to help low-income families afford water treatment, and require educational outreach on the health effects of contaminated wells.