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Dr. Craig Elmets
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Arsenic (Overview)

Arsenic is a metal used in poisons for insects, fungi, and other animals. It is also dangerous to humans.


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What would happen if you got arsenic?

What would happen if you got arsenic?

Arsenic: In material (milligram) quantities, arsenic is a poison and could kill you. Prepared as a homeopathic remedy, arsenic is both extremely dilute and has been succussed -- and can catalyze healing in the right person with the right symptoms. Homeopathic arsenic is not poisonous or harmful. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Elmets
70 doctors shared insights

Arsenic (Overview)

Arsenic is a metal used in poisons for insects, fungi, and other animals. It is also dangerous to humans.


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How does arsenic impact someone's health?

How does arsenic impact someone's health?

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. ...Read more

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What is the big deal about arsenic in our food?

What is the big deal about arsenic in our food?

Poison: Arsenic is a poison that causes disease of multiple systems, e.g., neuropathy, skin disease, heart disease, cancer etc. For a long list see this site. Remember napoleon died of arsenic poisoning and arsenic was the favorite poison of italian aristocracy. http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/arsenic-poisoning.htm. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does arsenic do to your body?

Arsenic kills cells: Arsenic interferes with cell metabolism causing cells to turn off and die. Depending on where those cells are and how many are affected determines what symptoms you may experience. Common experienced symptoms to large exposure are nausea, vomiting, bloody urine, cramps and convulsions. Chronic low dose exposure symptoms head ache, confusion, diarrhea, "Mees" lines on fingernails. ...Read more

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Did they use arsenic for vds in the old days? Why?

Did they use arsenic for vds in the old days? Why?

VD arsenic: It was toxic to the body as well as the syphilis organism treponemum palladium. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could arsenic effect the body?

Can you tell me how could arsenic effect the body?

Arsenic kills cells: Arsenic interferes with cell metabolism causing cells to turn off and die. Depending on where those cells are and how many are affected determines what symptoms you may experience. Common experienced symptoms to large exposure are nausea, vomiting, bloody urine, cramps and convulsions. Chronic low dose exposure symptoms head ache, confusion, diarrhea, "Mees" lines on fingernails. ...Read more

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What medical purpose did arsenic used to be used for?

Arsenic used: It had been used for wound treatment before. It may kill bacteria and benefit wound healing. However, because of its toxicity, it not widely used anymore. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results from arsenic testing?

Week: Blood test results should be available in less than a weekaids1st answer antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I get my water tested for arsenic?

Arsenic: Absolutely. Go online and you will find private firms as well as your local health department that will advise you of costs. ...Read more

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Where can I get my water tested for arsenic?

Where can I get my water tested for arsenic?

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-heavy-metal-toxicity-home/dp/b004byo7ge. ...Read more