Analysis of Soils With Historic Arsenical Pesticide Applications for Arsenic and Lead Contentent
Arsenic is a worldwide contaminant of soils and water sources that humanity use for multiple purposes including agriculture. High concentrations of Arsenic in food and water sources have been known to cause cancer and illness in populations. Historically, lead arsenate was applied to fruit orchards as a pesticide before banning by EPA in early 1900s. An orchard in central WY is known to have a history of such pesticide applications. Soil samples were collected from a historic private orchard in Wyoming and analyzed for remaining constituents of arsenical compounds that were formerly applied as ...
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