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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Many effects: The best place to go for information is the CDC: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/TF.asp?id=19&tid=3. Effects usually occur after long exposures.

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Be discerning: If you were to believe everything that you read about the supposed dangers of common chemicals, you would be reading uncritically. There is a lot of m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Arsenic: In material (milligram) quantities, arsenic is a poison and could kill you. Prepared as a homeopathic remedy, arsenic is both extremely dilute and ha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Arsenic: Absolutely. Go online and you will find private firms as well as your local health department that will advise you of costs.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Variable: The effects of arsenic depend on whether a person has a large short-term exposure or low level long-term exposure. It affects mainly the skin, liver, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
Amazon.com: Amazon.Com lists a home test kit for arsenic for $22. However I am not sure about this tests accuracy or reliability. http://www.amazon.com/arsenic-h ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Test, avoid: If your water table leaches arsenic into the water in the well, you need it tested for concentration. If below levels that are a problem (doesn't nee ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No good data: Arsenic is a side effect of the type of soil the tobacco is grown in. This is not regulated. Menthol is an additive to improve the taste and encourag ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Frederick
34 years experience Occupational Medicine
Depends: Arsenic poisoning or arsenicosis is a condition caused by the ingestion, absorption or inhalation of dangerous levels of arsenic. Arsenic is a natural ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
A complicated issue: Arsenic is a toxic metal, but there are different forms that effect us in different ways. It also matters whether the exposure is ingestion vs skin vs ... Read More

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