Inorganic arsenic compounds

Arsenic is present in the aquatic and terrestrial environments because of natural weathering and erosion of rock and soil, and human activities (including gold- and base-metal processing, the use of arsenical pesticides, coal-fired power generation and the disposal of domestic and industrial waste materials).

There is more than one CAS number that applies to this group of substances.

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