• Arsenic: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage, and Warning

    www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1226/arsenic Overview Information Arsenic is a trace element. It is found in several foods including seafood, poultry, grains (especially rice), bread, cereal products, mushrooms, and dairy products.
  • Arsenic - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic Arsenic is a chemical element with the symbol As and atomic number 33. Arsenic occurs in many minerals, usually in combination with sulfur and metals, but also as a pure elemental crystal.Arsenic is a metalloid.It has various allotropes, but only the gray form, which has a metallic appearance, is important to industry.. The primary use of arsenic is in alloys of lead (for example, in car ...
  • Arsenic - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

    www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/arsenic/index.cfm Arsenic is a known human carcinogen associated with skin, lung, bladder, kidney, and liver cancer. 4 A new study from the NTP Laboratory that replicates how humans are exposed to arsenic through their whole lifetime found that mice exposed to low concentrations of arsenic in drinking water developed lung cancer.
  • arsenic | Definition, Symbol, Uses, & Facts | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/science/arsenic Arsenic, a chemical element in the nitrogen group (Group 15 [Va] of the periodic table), existing in both gray and yellow crystalline forms. Its chemical symbol is As, and it was first clearly identified as a free substance in 1649 by German pharmacist Johann Schroeder.
  • Arsenic | NIOSH | CDC

    www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/arsenic/default.html Arsenic (As) is a white to gray, brittle solid. It occurs naturally in water and soil. Arsenic can be harmful to the eyes, skin, liver, kidneys, lungs, and lymphatic system. Exposure to arsenic can also cause cancer. Workers may be harmed from exposure to arsenic. The level of exposure depends upon the dose, duration, and work being done.
  • Arsenic - Overview | Occupational Safety and Health ...

    www.osha.gov/arsenic Arsenic occurs naturally in the environment as an element of the earth's crust. Arsenic is combined with other elements such as oxygen, chlorine, and sulfur to form inorganic arsenic compounds. Exposure to higher-than-average levels of arsenic occurs mainly in workplaces, near or in hazardous waste ...
  • Arsenic - World Health Organization

    www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/arsenic Inorganic arsenic is a confirmed carcinogen and is the most significant chemical contaminant in drinking-water globally. Arsenic can also occur in an organic form. Inorganic arsenic compounds (such as those found in water) are highly toxic while organic arsenic compounds (such as those found in seafood) are less harmful to health. Acute effects
  • Arsenic Poisoning: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    www.healthline.com/health/arsenic-poisoning Arsenic poisoning, or arsenicosis, occurs after the ingestion or inhalation of high levels of arsenic. Arsenic is a type of carcinogen that’s gray, silver, or white in color.
  • Arsenic - GreenFacts

    www.greenfacts.org/en/arsenic Arsenic is a chemical substance, which is released from the Earth’s crust via natural processes and from certain human activities. It can exist in inorganic or organic form, inorganic arsenic being generally considered more toxic. (see 1. and 2.) Environmental levels of arsenic vary.
  • Arsenic Poisoning Symptoms, Signs & Treatment

    www.medicinenet.com/arsenic_poisoning/article.htm Arsenic is a grey-appearing chemical element (atomic number 33, symbol As in the periodic table) also termed a metalloid. Arsenic can exist in a metallic state in three forms (yellow, black, and gray; with gray predominating) and in ionic forms.