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Arsenic Buildup in Garden Soil

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From: Thomas Schwoerer
Bloomington, IL
I have recently become aware of naturally occurring high arsenic levels in groundwater in Central Illinois. We have used well water to water our garden for 35 years. Are there any studies on arsenic build up in soil and its effect on garden vegetables?

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From: James Schmidt
Extension Specialist, Home Horticulture/4-H
Department of Crop Sciences
The Illinois State Water Survey has a publication about this. You can reference it at:

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