According to Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority (LRAPA) spokesperson Kim Metzler, the arsenic emissions could be coming from small businesses, off-road oil burning and home wood burning.
"We already knew from the EPA data that arsenic is the pollutant that we have the highest cancer risk from in Lane County," she
said."We don't know for sure where it comes from.We can only guess."Metzler
said that the NATA data is out of date, preliminary, and may not be entirely accurate.
agreed that LRAPA
could use more air monitoring data and said that the agency hopes to install a hazardous air pollutant monitoring station near major industrial pollution sources in west Eugene.