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Arsenic in Detergents: Possible Danger and Pollution Hazard

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Science  17 Apr 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3929, pp. 389-390
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3929.389

Abstract

Arsenic at a concentration of 10 to 70 parts per million has been detected in several common presoaks and household detergents. Arsenic values of 2 to 8 parts per billion have been measured in the Kansas River. These concentrations are close to the amount (10 parts per billion) recommended by the United States Public Health Service as a drinking-water standard.