Low level of organic arsenic discovered

THOMASVILLE, Ga.— The Southwest Georgia Health District has issued a bulletin informing private well owners in Thomasville and Cairo to be aware of possible naturally-occurring arsenic in the ground water.

While the amounts are believed to be too low to cause noticeable health affects, Health District officials said concerned citizens can have their wells tested by the county extension agent.

Organic arsenic is generally only dangerous to humans if it builds up in the body over time, officials say.