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Arsenic Toxicity

Posted on Dec 3, 2008 in Health & Wellness

Author: Krisha McCoy, MS Definition Arsenic toxicity occurs when a person is exposed to arsenic. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element in the earth’s crust. It has no smell or taste. If you suspect you have been exposed to arsenic, contact your doctor immediately. There are two primary forms of arsenic: Inorganic arsenic-arsenic combined with oxygen, chlorine, or sulfur; found in the environment Organic arsenic-arsenic combined with carbon and hydrogen; found in animals and plants Inorganic arsenic is usually more harmful than organic arsenic. Causes Arsenic occurs naturally in soil...

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