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Arsenic Poisoning Symptoms and Sources

Arsenic poisoning symptoms, sources and actions in the body.

Arsenic Poisoning SourcesArsenic poisoning symptoms and sources
Fish and shellfish, air and drinking water. Arsenic treated wood, pesticides, fungicides, rat poison, hazardous waste environments, smelting processes (e.g. copper, zinc and lead), chemical and glass manufacturing. Chemical, electronic and photoelectric processes, specialty glass.

Contributers to Arsenic Poisoning Uptake or Retention in the Body
Selenium or iodine deficiency.

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Adequate selenium and iodine levels in the body.

Arsenic Actions in the Body

  • Organic forms from food and environment easily absorbed.
  • Inorganic forms from water are also easily absorbed.
  • Disables alpha-lipoic acid (very strong anti-oxidant).
  • Potential cause of cancer.
  • Binds to sulfur in the cells.
  • Bind to cellular membranes.

Arsenic Poisoning Symptoms

  • Hair loss
  • White-streaked nails
  • Muscle pain
  • Garlic odor
  • Loss of appetite
  • Decrease in skin color
  • Low blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Reference Source: Genova Diagnostics Laboratory Toxic and Nutrient Elements Chart

Eliminating the source(s) of the arsenic exposure and taking oral or I.V. chelation are the only effective methods of eliminating toxic arsenic from your body.

Click here to learn how to test your water for arsenic poisoning.

This is not an all-encompassing poisoning list. There are other sources of metal exposure not listed herein.

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