Methylated Forms of Arsenic in the Environment

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Science  21 Dec 1973:
Vol. 182, Issue 4118, pp. 1247-1249
DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4118.1247


Environmental samples were analyzed for arsenate and arsenite ions and the methylarsenic acids in nanogram amounts. Dimethylarsinic acid and methylarsonic acid were found in natural waters, bird eggshells, seashells, and human urine.