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Arsenic is a naturally occurring element widely distributed in the earth’s crust. In the environment, arsenic is combined with oxygen, chlorine, and sulfur to form inorganic arsenic compounds. Arsenic in animals and plants combines with carbon and hydrogen to form organic arsenic compounds.

Breathing high levels of inorganic arsenic can give you a sore throat or irritated lungs.

Ingesting very high levels of arsenic can result in death. Exposure to lower levels can cause nausea and vomiting, decreased production of red and white blood cells, abnormal heart rhythm, damage to blood vessels, and a sensation of “pins and needles” in hands and feet.

Ingesting or breathing low levels of inorganic arsenic for a long time can cause a darkening of the skin and the appearance of small “corns” or “warts” on the palms, soles, and torso.
Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements

Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements

Mercury is not well detoxified by yelloweye rockfish, researchers find

Mercury is not well detoxified by yelloweye rockfish, researchers find

EMA recommends first all-oral treatment to tackle deadly sleeping sickness

EMA recommends first all-oral treatment to tackle deadly sleeping sickness

Nexus announces availability of Arsenic Trioxide Injection in the US

Nexus announces availability of Arsenic Trioxide Injection in the US

Study shows novel strategy to reduce breast cancer bone metastasis

Study shows novel strategy to reduce breast cancer bone metastasis

MDI Biological Laboratory receives $1.2 million SEPA grant to promote data literacy

MDI Biological Laboratory receives $1.2 million SEPA grant to promote data literacy

Cobalt mining in DR Congo takes a high toll on both creuseurs and environment

Cobalt mining in DR Congo takes a high toll on both creuseurs and environment

Combination of arsenic and existing leukemia drug may combat cancer

Combination of arsenic and existing leukemia drug may combat cancer

World Lung Cancer Day: FIRS commemorates and supports lung cancer patients

World Lung Cancer Day: FIRS commemorates and supports lung cancer patients

Scientists find link between soil metals and cancer mortality

Scientists find link between soil metals and cancer mortality

UIC researchers examine how arsenic affects development of diabetes

UIC researchers examine how arsenic affects development of diabetes

Scientists find significant amounts of toxic metals in e-cigarette vapors

Scientists find significant amounts of toxic metals in e-cigarette vapors

Indigenous people exposed to oil spills have harmful metal contaminants in their body, study finds

Indigenous people exposed to oil spills have harmful metal contaminants in their body, study finds

German researchers find way to accurately differentiate prostate cancer from benign tissue

German researchers find way to accurately differentiate prostate cancer from benign tissue

Cannabis Quality and Contamination Testing

Cannabis Quality and Contamination Testing

Cancer risk can be reduced with unique regulations for water treatment

Cancer risk can be reduced with unique regulations for water treatment

Chronic exposure to arsenic may increase risk of diabetes, study reveals

Chronic exposure to arsenic may increase risk of diabetes, study reveals

Sleeping sickness actually caused by acceleration of biological clocks

Sleeping sickness actually caused by acceleration of biological clocks

Men who tan tend to do it in riskier ways, study finds

Men who tan tend to do it in riskier ways, study finds

Arsenic found in infant and toddler food

Arsenic found in infant and toddler food