What Is Arsenic?

A toxic heavy metal naturally found in the ground, arsenic is also used in pressure-treated lumber and in several other industrial processes. In agriculture, it is used to kill insects on cotton and other crops. Smelting copper and burning coal create arsenic as a byproduct. It can enter water through natural deposits or industrial or agricultural pollution. It has been linked to cancer, as well as lowered IQ in children.

WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

NATURAL

MINERALS

FACTORY

WASTE

AGRICULTURAL

RESIDUE

CR’s Test Results

10

10

ARSENIC

(parts per billion)

8

samples were over

CR’s recommended

arsenic maximum of 3 ppb

6

4

over 3 ppb

2

0

120 SAMPLES TESTED

What Is Arsenic?

A toxic heavy metal naturally found in the ground, arsenic is also used in pressure-treated lumber and in several other industrial processes. In agriculture, it is used to kill insects on cotton and other crops. Smelting copper and burning coal create arsenic as a byproduct. It can enter water through natural deposits or industrial or agricultural pollution. It has been linked to cancer, as well as lowered IQ in children.

WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

NATURAL

MINERALS

FACTORY

WASTE

AGRICULTURAL

RESIDUE

CR’s Test Results

10

10

ARSENIC

(parts per billion)

8

samples were over

CR’s recommended

arsenic maximum of 3 ppb

6

4

over 3 ppb

2

0

120 SAMPLES TESTED

What Is Arsenic?

A toxic heavy metal naturally found in the ground, arsenic is also used in pressure-treated lumber and in several other industrial processes. In agriculture, it is used to kill insects on cotton and other crops. Smelting copper and burning coal create arsenic as a byproduct. It can enter water through natural deposits or industrial or agricultural pollution. It has been linked to cancer, as well as lowered IQ in children.

WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

NATURAL

MINERALS

FACTORY

WASTE

AGRICULTURAL

RESIDUE

CR’s Test Results

10

10

ARSENIC

(parts per billion)

8

samples were over

CR’s recommended

arsenic maximum of 3 ppb

6

4

over 3 ppb

2

0

120 SAMPLES TESTED

What Is Arsenic?

CR’s Test Results

10

A toxic heavy metal naturally found in the ground, arsenic is also used in pressure-treated lumber and in several other industrial processes. In agriculture, it is used to kill insects on cotton and other crops. Smelting copper and burning coal create arsenic as a byproduct. It can enter water through natural deposits or industrial or agricultural pollution. It has been linked to cancer, as well as lowered IQ in children.

ARSENIC

(parts per billion)

10

8

samples were over

CR’s recommended

arsenic maximum of 3 ppb

6

4

over 3 ppb

2

WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

0

120 SAMPLES TESTED

NATURAL

MINERALS

FACTORY

WASTE

AGRICULTURAL

RESIDUE

What Is Arsenic?

CR’s Test Results

10

A toxic heavy metal naturally found in the ground, arsenic is also used in pressure-treated lumber and in several other industrial processes. In agriculture, it is used to kill insects on cotton and other crops. Smelting copper and burning coal create arsenic as a byproduct. It can enter water through natural deposits or industrial or agricultural pollution. It has been linked to cancer, as well as lowered IQ in children.

ARSENIC

(parts per billion)

10

8

samples were over

CR’s recommended

arsenic maximum of 3 ppb

6

4

WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

over 3 ppb

2

NATURAL

MINERALS

FACTORY

WASTE

AGRICULTURAL

RESIDUE

0

120 SAMPLES TESTED