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Residential Developments in Former Orchard Lands

Publication number Date Published
19-09-010October 2019
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Author(s) Erika Beresovoy
Description In the past, a commonly used pesticide, lead-arsenate, was applied in central Washington orchards and settled into the soil, creating large areas of contamination in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Yakima, and parts of Benton counties. Long-term exposure increases the risk of certain health problems and Ecology’s goal is to help developers and local governments mitigate potential health risks during the planning phase of redevelopment.
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Keywords protect, exposure, Chemicals, pesticides, lead, arsenic