Arsenic is a highly poisonous semi-metallic element. According to a 1999 study by the National Academy of Sciences, arsenic can cause bladder, lung, and skin cancer and may cause kidney and liver cancer. 

The study also found that arsenic harms the central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as heart and blood vessels, and causes serious skin problems. It also may cause birth defects and reproductive problems. These health impacts are caused when arsenic contaminates drinking water supplies. It enters water supplies either from natural deposits in the earth or from industrial and agricultural pollution.

See also:
"Arsenic" is in the HS Code "2804.80"
- - Arsenic

"Arsenic" is in the UNSPSC Code "12141906"
Arsenic As

List of books: Arsenic

Related Articles

Polychlorinated biphenyls ■■■■■■■
Polychlorinated biphenyls: A polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is a class of chemicals that were manufactured . . . Read More
Radionuclides ■■■■■■■
radionuclides are "Versions" of chemical elements that are not stable, or in other words, are susceptible . . . Read More
Dioxin ■■■■■■■
Dioxin is any of a family of compounds known chemically as dibenzo-p-Dioxins; - - Concern about them . . . Read More
Hypertension at■■■■■■
Hypertension refers to excessively and abnormally high blood pressure that occurs when the supply of . . . Read More
Air Toxics ■■■■■
Air Toxics are any Air Pollutant for which a national Ambient Air quality standard (NAAQS) does not exist . . . Read More
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations ■■■■■
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations are Legally enforceable standards that apply to public water . . . Read More
Nitrates ■■■■■
Nitrates are the plant nutrient and fertilizer that enters water supply sources from fertilizers, animal . . . Read More
Microorganisms ■■■■■
Microorganisms are also called microbes. Very tiny life forms such as bacteria, algae, diatoms, parasites, . . . Read More
Bacteria ■■■■■
A Bacteria is (Singular: bacterium) Microscopic living organisms that can aid in Pollution control by . . . Read More
Aerobic exercise at■■■■■
Aerobic exercise refers to physical activity that expends considerable energy, increases blood flow and . . . Read More