Dissolved arsenic and lead concentrations in rooftop harvested rainwater: Community generated dataset

Kunal Palawat, Robert A. Root, Luz Imelda Cruz, Theresa Foley, Victoria Carella, Charles Beck, Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta

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Here, we detail arsenic (As) and lead (Pb) concentrations in community science generated rooftop harvested rainwater data from Project Harvest (PH), a co-created community science study, and National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) National Trends Network wet-deposition AZ samples as analyzed by Palawat et al. [1]. 577 field samples were collected in PH and 78 field samples were collected by NADP. All samples were analyzed via inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) for dissolved metal(loid)s including As and Pb by the Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants after 0.45 um filtration and acidification. Method limits of detection (MLOD) were assessed and sample concentrations above MLODs were considered detects. Summary statistics and box and whisker plots were generated to assess variables of interest such as community and sampling window. Finally, As and Pb data is provided for potential reuse; the data can be used to assess contamination of harvested rainwater in AZ and to inform community use of natural resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number109255
JournalData in Brief
StatePublished - Jun 2023


  • Community science
  • Environmental justice
  • Harvested rainwater
  • Metal(loid)
  • Rainwater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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