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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.
FIU researchers awarded a U.S. patent for devising methods to synthesize new arsenic-based antibiotic

FIU researchers awarded a U.S. patent for devising methods to synthesize new arsenic-based antibiotic

Is bottled water really safer?

Is bottled water really safer?

Activated vitamin D3 inhibits arsenic-mediated carcinogenesis in certain skin cells, research shows

Activated vitamin D3 inhibits arsenic-mediated carcinogenesis in certain skin cells, research shows

Simplified treatment regimen results in dramatic decrease in early deaths from acute promyelocytic leukemia

Simplified treatment regimen results in dramatic decrease in early deaths from acute promyelocytic leukemia

Study reveals the presence of metal particles in cannabis vape liquids

Study reveals the presence of metal particles in cannabis vape liquids

High levels of arsenic contamination in water linked to antibiotic resistance carriage among children

High levels of arsenic contamination in water linked to antibiotic resistance carriage among children

How air pollution affects the central nervous system over time

How air pollution affects the central nervous system over time

Herb may help absorb cesium from the soil around nuclear plants

Herb may help absorb cesium from the soil around nuclear plants

SARS-CoV-2 virus alters the composition of breast milk, research shows

SARS-CoV-2 virus alters the composition of breast milk, research shows

What are the effects of heavy metals on the risk of endometriosis in reproductive-age women?

What are the effects of heavy metals on the risk of endometriosis in reproductive-age women?

A Spanish study found traces of environmental pollution in breast milk

A Spanish study found traces of environmental pollution in breast milk

Arsenic in private well water associated with low birthweight babies

Arsenic in private well water associated with low birthweight babies

Eating higher levels of fish may be linked to greater risk of malignant melanoma

Eating higher levels of fish may be linked to greater risk of malignant melanoma

Uncovering a new molecule that shows potential as antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning

Uncovering a new molecule that shows potential as antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning

Quantitative MRI can detect subtle differences in the brain structure of premature babies

Quantitative MRI can detect subtle differences in the brain structure of premature babies

Construction workers' homes and families have high risk of exposure to harmful metals

Construction workers' homes and families have high risk of exposure to harmful metals

Safe drinking water may be out of reach for almost 400,000 Californians, analysis reveals

Safe drinking water may be out of reach for almost 400,000 Californians, analysis reveals

Environmental exposure to low-levels of toxic metals may increase risk of clogged arteries

Environmental exposure to low-levels of toxic metals may increase risk of clogged arteries

Drug combination highly effective in children with standard- and high-risk acute promyelocytic leukemia

Drug combination highly effective in children with standard- and high-risk acute promyelocytic leukemia

Researchers develop ferritin-based nanomedicine for targeted delivery of leukemia therapy

Researchers develop ferritin-based nanomedicine for targeted delivery of leukemia therapy