An Arsenic Pumpkin Spring Pool in the Grand Canyon (8 Photos)

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In the depths of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Colorado River, many people trips down in boats, but among the beautiful nature there is something that really no one expects to see a huge pumpkin! This miracle is located at 342 km.
An Arsenic Pumpkin Spring Pool in the Grand Canyon (8 Photos)

Pool extends from the slope of the canyon and hangs over the river, an unusual formation is known as Pumpkin Spring, or the Pumpkin Creek. Image Credit Flickr User Al_hikesAZ
An Arsenic Pumpkin Spring Pool in the Grand Canyon (8 Photos)
An Arsenic Pumpkin Spring Pool in the Grand Canyon (8 Photos)
For thousands of years, pumpkin pool is expanded to the dimensions of which are now safely be described with the help of quotations from the book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). But although the spring might looks tempting, it isn’t quite as secure as it might seem. Photograph by Flickr User Roger Steeb
An Arsenic Pumpkin Spring Pool in the Grand Canyon (8 Photos)
Pumpkin spring is a travertine, which is a form of lime carbonate sediment sources. As you may have noticed that in the deposition it took eccentric forms and often looks as if it made of vegetable. From the vessel into the river enters caustic liquid, but should be aware of what deposited lies within it. Image Credit of Flickr User Roger Steeb
An Arsenic Pumpkin Spring Pool in the Grand Canyon (8 Photos)
The water in the warm pumpkin looks good, but it can not be called safe. It contain high levels of arsenic, copper, zinc and lead. Many can not resist the temptation to jump in, but in this case, a good shower can have under running water. Drink this water is strictly prohibited. Photograph by Flickr User Ben Kimball
An Arsenic Pumpkin Spring Pool in the Grand Canyon (8 Photos)
This is probably the most dangerous waters in the Grand Canyon. Compare the established norm of arsenic in the water should not exceed to 50 milligrams per 1 liter. Recent studies of water in Pumpkin spring identified that in 1 liter of water there is 1100 milligrams of arsenic! Photograph by Flickr User Roger Steeb
An Arsenic Pumpkin Spring Pool in the Grand Canyon (8 Photos)
Arsenic poisoning is not pleasant. It all starts with a headache, disorientation, upset stomach and drowsiness. If you do not immediately see a doctor, then it start vomiting, hematuria, cramping, hair loss, abdominal pain, leading to coma and then death. Of course, a quick dive into the water stream will not cause any danger to life, however, as they say, better perebdet than nedobdet. Image Credit Flickr User Al_hikesAZ
An Arsenic Pumpkin Spring Pool in the Grand Canyon (8 Photos)
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