Arsenic Poisoning Symptoms and Sources
Arsenic poisoning symptoms, sources and actions in the
Arsenic Poisoning 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
Selenium or iodine deficiency.
How to Decrease Arsenic Poisoning Uptake or Retention in the
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
Loss of appetite
Decrease in skin color
Low blood pressure
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.
This is not an all-encompassing
poisoning list. There are other sources of metal exposure not listed herein.
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