Widespread Arsenic Contamination of Soils in Residential Areas and Public Spaces: An Emerging Regulatory or Medical Crisis?

@article{Belluck2003WidespreadAC,
  title={Widespread Arsenic Contamination of Soils in Residential Areas and Public Spaces: An Emerging Regulatory or Medical Crisis?},
  author={David A. Belluck and Sally L. Benjamin and Phillipe Baveye and John Sampson and B S Johnson},
  journal={International Journal of Toxicology},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={109 - 128}
}
A critical review finds government agencies allow, permit, license, or ignore arsenic releases to surface soils. Release rates are controlled or evaluated using risk-based soil contaminant numerical limits employing standardized risk algorithms, chemicalspecific and default input values. United States arsenic residential soil limits, 0.4–40 ppm, generally correspond to a one-in-one-million to a one-in-ten-thousand incremental cancer risk range viaingestion of or direct contact with contaminated… Expand
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