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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

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Can I get my water tested for arsenic?

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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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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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

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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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How much arsenic can a person ingest before become sick?

How much arsenic can a person ingest before become sick?

Depends: Arsenic poisoning or arsenicosis is a condition caused by the ingestion, absorption or inhalation of dangerous levels of arsenic. Arsenic is a natural semi-metallic chemical that is found all over the world in groundwater. Large amounts ingested are fatal but small amounts over time can make you sick but not kill you. ...Read more

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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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If you've been poisoned by arsenic, how long can you live and what are the symptoms?

If you've been poisoned by arsenic, how long can you live and what are the symptoms?

Arsenic: Arsenic poisoning generally presents with headache, gastrointestinal pain, vomiting & diarrhea, confusion, neurological changes and a few other (rarer symptoms). It can be treated and safely removed by using a type of chelation/detoxification therapy (where heavier metals are used to compete with the binding of the arsenic) such as EDTA ...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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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?

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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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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Arsenic (Definition)

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