Pathways of human exposure to arsenic in a community surrounding a copper smelter.

@article{Polissar1990PathwaysOH,
  title={Pathways of human exposure to arsenic in a community surrounding a copper smelter.},
  author={Lincoln Polissar and K Lowry-Coble and David A. Kalman and James P. Hughes and Gerald van Belle and David S. Covert and Thomas M. Burbacher and Douglas C Bolgiano and Nicholas Mottet},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={1990},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={29-47}
}
Several studies have found elevated levels of urinary arsenic among residents living near a copper smelter in Tacoma, Washington. To assess pathways of exposure to arsenic from the smelter, biological and environmental samples were collected longitudinally from 121 households up to 8 miles from the smelter. The concentration of inorganic and methylated arsenic compounds in spot urine samples was used as the primary measure of exposure to environmental arsenic. Urinary concentration of arsenic… CONTINUE READING