Project 4: Arsenic in shallow unstratified and seasonally stratified urban lakes: Mobility, bioaccumulation and ecological toxicity

Arsenic, a priority Superfund contaminant, neurotoxin and carcinogen, is a ubiquitous metalloid contaminant polluting many urban surface water bodies. This project's objective was to quantify spatiotemporal patterns and primary drivers of arsenic mobility, bioavailability and ecological toxicity in urban lakes.

Researchers examined the environmental health impacts of impacted aquatic ecosystems in the South-Central Puget Sound lowland region, an area with densely settled lakes with arsenic-contaminated waters. 

A two-page fact sheet about the project is available here

Principal Investigator: Rebecca Neumann

Dr. Neumann's bio