Absorption of arsenic by edible plants

Chris Owens caowens at redsuspenders.com
Thu Mar 23 11:46:08 EST 2000

Planter wrote:
> Considering the billions upon billions of dollars involved in wood
> products (and their uses) you would be hard pressed to find anyone
> to attempt RELIABLE research to determine wheather arsenate
> preservatives leach into the soil and pose a health hazard.  

I perceive that you don't consider the EPA reliable.  Then just whom
would you trust?

>To every
> claim that an animal who chewed treated wood and suffered extensive
> tissue destruction of the jaw there will be a claim of research to
> prove treated wood is safe.

Ingesting chips of wood, and eating vegetables planted in ground
adjacent to it are two entirely different things.  The danger of one
activity has no relevance to the safety of the other.

Chris Owens

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