Environmental arsenic in rural Victoria: An update

A. Hinwood, R. Bannister, A. Shugg, M. Sim

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Abstract

This paper presents an update on arsenic concentrations in soil, surface water and groundwater in areas where previous data and anecdotal information has indicated the presence of inorganic arsenic at elevated concentrations. Available data on arsenic concentrations in a range of environmental media are presented. Data which was collected as part of an investigation into the potential for absorption of arsenic by residents exposed to environmental arsenic is also presented and adds to the current information base on arsenic concentrations in rural Victoria. These data confirm some of the previously obtained data on high concentrations of arsenic in soil, groundwater and surface waters in the central, north-eastern and western districts of Victoria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalWater
Volume25
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes

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