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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.
Stoichiometric controls of mercury dilution by growth

Stoichiometric controls of mercury dilution by growth

Arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans

Arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans

FDA warning on mineral water containing arsenic

FDA warning on mineral water containing arsenic

Arsenic in drinking water can lead to miscarriages and sudden infant death

Arsenic in drinking water can lead to miscarriages and sudden infant death

FDA warning on mineral water from Armenia

FDA warning on mineral water from Armenia

Enzyme PMR1 reveals kind side

Enzyme PMR1 reveals kind side

New World Health Organization publication - "Fluoride in Drinking-water"

New World Health Organization publication - "Fluoride in Drinking-water"

Toxic chemicals affecting childrens brains

Toxic chemicals affecting childrens brains

Low-dose exposure to arsenic in drinking water increases risk for skin lesions

Low-dose exposure to arsenic in drinking water increases risk for skin lesions

Arsenic inhibits DNA repair

Arsenic inhibits DNA repair

Exposure to arsenic in utero and early childhood tied to lung disease and cancer in adults

Exposure to arsenic in utero and early childhood tied to lung disease and cancer in adults

Skin cancer facts

Skin cancer facts

Public health effects of exposure to toxic metals

Public health effects of exposure to toxic metals

Germany must take action against secondhand smoke

Germany must take action against secondhand smoke

New Orleans floodwaters not as toxic as previously thought

New Orleans floodwaters not as toxic as previously thought

Divalent metal transporter-1 decreases metal-related injury in the lung

Divalent metal transporter-1 decreases metal-related injury in the lung

Killer secondhand smoke campaign flares up in the UK

Killer secondhand smoke campaign flares up in the UK

Genomes of Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma cruzi sequenced

Genomes of Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma cruzi sequenced

NicStic - world's first smokeless and tobacco-free cigarette to go on sale

NicStic - world's first smokeless and tobacco-free cigarette to go on sale

Arsenic caused the madness of King George III

Arsenic caused the madness of King George III