Introduction to Arsenic

The Arsenic Crisis Worldwide
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Arsenic contaminations have occurred as a result of both natural geologic processes and the activities of man. Natural contaminations are widely distributed throughout the world (see map below).

Contaminations induced by man have occurred as a result of a number of processes, including:

Man also can have very significant detrimental and beneficial impacts on the risk of arsenic from natural contaminations.

world map showing regions where arsenic contamination has been reported

New Zealand Asia - China Europe South America North America