What is the most common type of this pollutant found in a environment?
Arsenic is a natural element, and a semi-metal, widely distributed in Earth’s crust.
Cadmium can be found in zinc ores. Cadmium is estimated at 600 metric tons this was discovered in 1992.
What is the chemical structure of this type of pollutant?
Arsenic is combined with oxygen, chlorine, and sulfur to form inorganic arsenic compounds.
Cadmium is combined with zinc, lead, and copper.
What are some potential major sources of this here in San Diego County?
Stormwater, Urban runoff, wastewater treatment plants, industrial and construction areas, irrigation, sewage spill.
How does this chemical interact with other chemicals around it?
Metal does not combine with oxygen hydrogen, and some other elements. But it will combine with nitrogen in the earth's crust.
What are the most common uses for this?
Metal very calmly you for making tools, coins, kitchen, appliances keys, bridges and batteries.
What are the major impacts of this pollutant?
Lead found in blood sample from 1-10
Arsenic found in urine sample from 4-10
Mercury found in hair sample from 10-10
How do people delete this or quantify how much is the watershed?
To test how much metal is in the watershed you can use a Ph paper. It's really important to found out how much metal is in there because it could be really dangerous.