Absorption of arsenic by edible plants

Chris Owens caowens at redsuspenders.com
Thu Mar 23 14:30:10 EST 2000



Alf Christophersen wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 22 Mar 2000 17:47:02 -0500, Chris Owens
> <caowens at redsuspenders.com> wrote:
> 
> >Just out of curiosity, I replicated this test for myself, and got
> >exactly the same results -- no leaching detected over a five year
> >perios.
> 
> If you should have been able to detect it, you should have done it
> with radioactive arsenic.

The problem with that is that a special load of treated wood would have
had to be made with radioactive tagging.  However, mass spec is very
sensitive.

Chris Owens






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