Arsenic in Soil

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element in the earth’s crust. In Hawaiʻi, low levels of arsenic are found naturally in native soils. However, elevated levels of arsenic have been identified in soils at locations formerly used as sugar cane fields, pesticide mixing areas, sugar cane plantation camps, canec production plants, wood-treatment plants, and golf courses.

The resources provided on this page range from general information to technical guidance on soil arsenic in Hawaiʻi.