Why is the soil at many playgrounds contaminated with arsenic?



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    It is a wood preservative which was very commonly used up until it was banned in early 2004. Many of the wood containing arsenic has not been removed or replaced, and there is still arsenic left behind in many places where the arsenic-treated wood has been removed.

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    Pesticide manufacturers actually voluntarily phased out most new arsenic wood treating for residential and playground use in 2003, before the EPA ban.

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