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CWSF 2005 - Vancouver, British Columbia

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Katelyn Knudsgaard

Arsenic: Leaching in Our Midst
Division:Earth & Environmental Sciences
Region:East Kootenay
City:Cranbrook, BC
School:Parkland Middle School
Abstract:Arsenic, despite its industrial and technological uses, is leaching into our environment. A primary application of arsenic is treating wood for preservation. This project examines the environmental impacts of Arsenic in playgrounds and on railroads, and questions a safe exposure level. Do the benefits outweigh the hazards?