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What is the definition or description of: Arsenic allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Arsenic allergy?

Arsenic allergy: In the past arsenic was used to treat syphilis & psoriasis. One form can be used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia. In larger doses - Arsenic is poison. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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 do I do about arsenic in our well water?

What do I do about arsenic in our well water?

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 need to be zero), then you are ok. If above such levels you can stop using it, or use it only for non-consumption issues, or obtain chemical filters which will remove the arsenic. ...Read more

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How much arsenic and menthol are in a cigarette?

How much arsenic and menthol are in a cigarette?

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 encourage the use of the product. If these things concern you, then perhaps this is a terrific time to reconsider your tobaccom addiction and stop for good. Tobacco smoke is full of toxins, poisons and noxious material. ...Read more

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If a person dies from arsenic poisoning what would be obvious symptoms?

If a person dies from arsenic poisoning what would be obvious symptoms?

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 breathing. There are also different effects from large acute exposure vs small chronic exposures. Go to this website to learn more - https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp2.pdf ...Read more

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Should i be worried about arsenic levels in rice?

Yes - if you eat lot: If you live on rice and rice-derived foods, then yes. Otherwise, probably not. I had rice with my meal this evening and didn't give it any thought. ...Read more

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What do I do about arsenic and floride in well water?

What do I do about arsenic and floride in well water?

Toxins in water: Have it tested and discuss it with your health department. If it too much you will have to get another source of water or a a proven filtration system. Some degree of these compounds are common in certain geographical regions and not neccessarily harmful. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is chronic arsenic poisoning?

Arsenic Poisoning: Chronic arsenic poisoning is exposure to small amounts of arseninc over an extended period of time. Usually the exposure is environmental or possibly in the food chain where the amount is not great enough to cause an acute toxicity. ...Read more

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Which heavy metal tests for autism: lead, mercury, or arsenic?

None of the above : unless there is a history of exposure to & clinical symptoms of a specific toxicity, except for AAP-recommended lead screening. quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Tests/urine_toxic.html describes fraudulent "heavy metal toxicity" panels by proprietary labs. I've had to provide medical expert testimony in cases of State vs. Parents of kids with ASD who had seizures or died during chelation. ...Read more

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Lab results for u arsenic, 24hr was 46 range 0-35, u arsenic conc 39 range 0-35. What does this mean?

Not much: Those values are not impressive and are likely due to eating fish or shellfish. Abstain from eating these foods for a week and repeat the tests. If the arsenic level is significantly elevated, have the doctor run organic vs inorganic arsenic levels. ...Read more

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I just heard that eating rice and oatmeal is bad for you because of the arsenic containment. Is this correct about oatmeal?

No: That is wrong. In the U.S., an arsenic level would be very low, if any. However, you can reduce this risk by buying organic oatmeal (steel-cut for example) and bulk rice or different asian rices (india, china, korea). Don't buy the junk american rice like uncle ben's. ...Read more

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With a diognosis of APL 4 days ago, will i have to take arsenic for how long after induction ? Whats usually the treatment duration. Iam 27

With a diognosis  of  APL  4 days ago, will i have to take arsenic  for how long after induction ?  Whats usually  the treatment  duration.  Iam 27

Arsenic therapy: Induction for APL with arsenic trioxide and all trans retinoic acid (ATRA) therapy is usually successful The duration is something I would ask your treating oncologist. Long term effects of arsenic side effects skin discoloration, low blood count, muscle and nerve damage. Key to the complete remission is healthy eating plant strong diet and optimizing your health overall. Good luck. ...Read more

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My boyfriend did the hair toxic test, and the level of arsenic showed 0,0510 mg/100g. Shoud this be alarming?? What is the average amount? thank you

This: is an acceptable level of Arsenic in human hair in average locations and is not connected to any disorders.

Hope this helps!
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Hi I just wanted to know about any sort of poison that would kill a human being and easy to buy.like arsenic. For general information . IM NOT CRAYZ?

Read labels: There are many substances which are poisonous to humans that can be purchased in hardware stores ,supermarkets, and other local shops. This site is dedicated to helping improve health. My best advice is to read labels and stay away from items with health warnings ...Read more

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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?

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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What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?

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, and kidney; but there can be neurological signs too. Here's one of the better websites to go to for information: http://www.Atsdr.Cdc.Gov/phs/phs.Asp?Id=18;tid=3. A doctor that practices environmental medicine or a toxicologist can help you. ...Read more

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Do almonds (that you buy at the store to eat) contain cyanide or arsenic?

Concentration: Any food, organic or not, is likely to contain traces of the elements found in nature. So strictly speaking, any food you grow or buy will have traces of any chemical you can think of. However, does the presence of any element or chemical in vanishingly small quantities matter? You cannot avoid such things.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Should I limit the amount of rice my family eats due to arsenic concerns?

Doubtful: Not aware of arsenic poisoning in rice. This is coming from a person that eats 9 cups of rice daily. Good luck ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any know cure for arsenic poisoning as a result of taking fowlers solution?

Please let me know if there is any know cure for arsenic poisoning as a result of taking fowlers solution?

Arsenic poisoning: There is no "cure" for arsenic poisoning but there is emergency treatment. Symptoms following acute, large exposures to inorganic arsenic may develop in minutes or hours ; typically start in the GI system with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and severe watery diarrhea. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo), hemodialysis, exchange transfusion, ; chelation may all be useful. ...Read more

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Is arsenic, lead, aluminum, mercury, the things people are so scared about- naturally found in plant foods? In trace amounts?

Is  arsenic, lead, aluminum, mercury, the things people are so scared about- naturally found in plant foods? In trace amounts?

Real dangers but...: Unlike your personal physician, who is bound to tell the truth and not distort things, anyone can make a "scare" claim and appear to be a learned humanitarian. The internet goes wild if somebody's lipstick contains 7 parts per billion of lead, but i contain maybe 400 parts per billion. Arsenic is an essential element for the human body. Even much of the government stuff is subscientific. ...Read more

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Can an older home cause arsenic poison? Family of 5, all presenting w/ different chronic ailments. Wondering if our home is making us sick?

Not likely: Arsenic poisoning most classically results from ground water poisoning. Which makes it very unlikely to occur if you have municipal based water delivery, but also still unlikely even if you have your own well, as usually you'll share the same aquifer with others around you, and they would likely have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Does not cooking rice in enough water so that it completely absorbed when stopped cooking contain higher levels of arsenic if the rice is overcooked?

Unlikely: It is an issue as arsenic can accumulate in rice. The main precaution recommended is pre-soaking and cooking in lots of water 5:1. It is more likely to be an issue if rice is the staple (main) food.

See below:
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38910848

For specific advice suggest discussion with doctor or nutritionist licensed in your area. ...Read more

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What is a legal dosage of Benadryl and arsenic liquid?

See below: There is no legal dose for arsenic. It is a poison, not a medication. For Benadryl, talk to the pharmacist where you buy it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if have sex. ...Read more

Arsenic Allergy (Definition)

In the past arsenic was used to treat syphilis & psoriasis. One form can be used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia. In larger doses ...Read more


Dr. Craig Elmets
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Arsenic (Definition)

Arsenic is a metal used in poisons for insects, fungi, and other animals. It is ...Read more