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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.
FDA grants priority review for Cephalon's sNDA

FDA grants priority review for Cephalon's sNDA

Cytrx initiates tamibarotene and TRISENOX combination dose escalation study

Cytrx initiates tamibarotene and TRISENOX combination dose escalation study

Chemists develop two-minute water quality monitoring method

Chemists develop two-minute water quality monitoring method

Study finds that some people eliminate more than 90 percent of the arsenic consumed in the diet

Study finds that some people eliminate more than 90 percent of the arsenic consumed in the diet

$3.2M grant to explore how chemicals affect human health

$3.2M grant to explore how chemicals affect human health

Cephalon, Inc. completes acquisition of Arana Therapeutics

Cephalon, Inc. completes acquisition of Arana Therapeutics

New understanding on Gleevec's limitations

New understanding on Gleevec's limitations

Targeted nanoparticles boost arsenic’s anticancer punch

Targeted nanoparticles boost arsenic’s anticancer punch

Private well water should be tested yearly to reduce health risks to children

Private well water should be tested yearly to reduce health risks to children

Arsenic exposure linked to influenza A (H1N1) susceptibility

Arsenic exposure linked to influenza A (H1N1) susceptibility

Discovery of alga that detoxifies arsenic

Discovery of alga that detoxifies arsenic

Toenail clippings reveal environmental arsenic exposure

Toenail clippings reveal environmental arsenic exposure

Need another reason to add "Quit Smoking" to your New Year's resolutions list?

Need another reason to add "Quit Smoking" to your New Year's resolutions list?

Exposure to Dioxin linked to increased heart problems

Exposure to Dioxin linked to increased heart problems

Arsenic-free water provides hope to millions of people in South East Asia

Arsenic-free water provides hope to millions of people in South East Asia

Living sensor can warn of arsenic pollution

Living sensor can warn of arsenic pollution

High levels of toxic metals found in Ayurvedic medicines

High levels of toxic metals found in Ayurvedic medicines

Type 2 diabetes linked to arsenic in drinking water

Type 2 diabetes linked to arsenic in drinking water

Inorganic arsenic may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Inorganic arsenic may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Arsenic and new rice

Arsenic and new rice