Arsenic is an element that is commonly found in soil and rock in many parts of the world. Although it was used in pesticide formulations as well as in the production of treated wood products for many years, its use has been greatly restricted in recent years in many countries. Like many contaminants, its presence in the environment means that it can make its way into water supplies that are used for drinking water consumption.

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