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Mortalité dans une communauté italienne alimentée par une eau riche en sélénium inorganique Volume 16, issue 2, March-April 2017

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This news is based on the following article: Vinceti M, Ballotari P, Steinmaus C, et al. Long-term mortality patterns in a residential cohort exposed to inorganic selenium in drinking water. Environ Res 2016; 150: 348-56. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.06.009

Taking advantage of an historical exposure situation, this estimation of the impact on mortality of drinking water with a high selenium content adds to the existing knowledge on the subject. Selenium exposure may increase the risk of some site-specific cancers and neurodegenerative disease, although this needs confirmation.