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About this Digest on Arsenic

  1. Sources for this Digest
  2. Current Status
  3. Digest Publication History

1. Sources for this Digest

The material content of most of the texts on Level 3 is directly sourced from the Environmental Health Criteria for Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds (EHC 224) , a leading scientific report produced in 2001 by a large international panel of scientists of the IPCS (International Programme on Chemical Safety) and WHO (World Health Organization).

Level 3 texts of Questions 1-7 are directly sourced from the Summary . Level 3 texts of Question 8 & 9 are directly sourced from Section 3.1 natural sources , Section 5.2.3 drinking-water , Section 8.2 long-term effects  and Chapter 12, previous evaluations by international bodies .

The exception is:

The texts in Levels 1 & 2 are summaries of the Level 3 documents which have been produced by Dr. Sue Barlow in collaboration with the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

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2. Current Status

Approved for publication by the GreenFacts Scientific Board.

3. Digest Publication History

The GreenFacts publication process is designed to ensure as high a degree of objectivity as possible.

First draft

The first draft of this Digest was produced by Dr. Sue Barlow in November 2003 on the basis of a canvas prepared by the GreenFacts Team.

Second draft

The second draft of this Digest was produced in April 2004 by Dr. Sue Barlow after review by the GreenFacts Team. It was put on-line as draft in May 2004.

Preliminary and Peer review

The final draft of this Digest was produced in December 2004 by Dr. Sue Barlow after pre-review by experts from environmental and industrial organizations (see our  pre review form) and peer review by 3 independent scientists selected by the GreenFacts Scientific Board (see our  peer review form). Final corrections were added under the supervision of the GreenFacts Scientific Board in December 2004.


Final publication was authorized by the President of the GreenFacts Scientific Board on 16 December 2004.

Press Release

None at present

Updates or subsequent post-publication revisions

No update or revision at present.

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