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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.
Traditional approaches to urban soil pollution monitoring ignore actual risks

Traditional approaches to urban soil pollution monitoring ignore actual risks

Lifeforms likely used arsenic before oxygen was present on planet Earth

Lifeforms likely used arsenic before oxygen was present on planet Earth

Human genetics: New insights into our own biology

Human genetics: New insights into our own biology

New research suggests pollution is also a cause for antibiotic resistance

New research suggests pollution is also a cause for antibiotic resistance

Consumption of inorganic arsenic bearing rice linked to elevated cardiovascular mortality

Consumption of inorganic arsenic bearing rice linked to elevated cardiovascular mortality

Novel method can examine dangerous levels of heavy metals in food and water

Novel method can examine dangerous levels of heavy metals in food and water

DOE announces funding for power-plant energy storage, wastewater analysis projects

DOE announces funding for power-plant energy storage, wastewater analysis projects

Researchers explore the reproduction of adenoviruses in cells

Researchers explore the reproduction of adenoviruses in cells

Using organic electrochemical transistor to measure extracellular electron transfer in bacteria

Using organic electrochemical transistor to measure extracellular electron transfer in bacteria

Half Of UK Rice Breaches Limits On Arsenic For Children

Half Of UK Rice Breaches Limits On Arsenic For Children

Risk assessments of mushroom consumption should factor in cooking and digestion

Risk assessments of mushroom consumption should factor in cooking and digestion