Arsenic in Water at EPA Approved Standards Linked to Heart Disease

What comes to mind when you think of arsenic? For most people, it conjures up a deadly poison used by killers in fictional mystery novels and some real-life murderers, too. But the danger of this toxic substance most often comes not from some evil-doer but simply from exposure to it through our environment, including the … Continue reading Arsenic in Water at EPA Approved Standards Linked to Heart Disease

Arsenic in Contaminated Water Increases Susceptibility to H1N1 Influenza

Not everyone who is exposed to an infectious disease, even the widely-feared new "swine" flu (H1N1), gets sick. And many people who do come down with the flu or another illness get over it without much trouble. While a lot of factors can be at work, from good nutrition to physical fitness, a new study … Continue reading Arsenic in Contaminated Water Increases Susceptibility to H1N1 Influenza

The Health Dangers of Arsenic Toxicity

Source: The Health Dangers of Arsenic Toxicity by Dr. Edward Group Arsenic is an element that is extremely toxic to human health. Arsenic poisoning or arsenicosis occurs when someone is exposed to high levels of arsenic, typically by unknowingly ingesting it. Although uncommon, poisoning can occur by inhalation or through dermal absorption. [1] Despite this, or maybe … Continue reading The Health Dangers of Arsenic Toxicity