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Arsenic occurs naturally in soil and minerals. It may enter the air, water and land from wind-blown dust. Arsenic may also get into the water supply from runoffs and leaching.
Arsenic is associated with metal ores such as such as copper and lead. Small amounts of arsenic also may be released into the air from coal-fired power plants and incinerators. Arsenic cannot be destroyed in the environment. It can only change its form, or become attached to or separated from particles.
If you swallow arsenic in water, soil or food, most of the arsenic may quickly enter into your body. If you breathe air that contains arsenic, many of the particles settle into the lining of the lungs. If you get arsenic-contaminated soil or water on your skin, only a small amount will go through your skin into your body. If you have direct skin contact with inorganic arsenic compounds, your skin may become irritated, with some redness and swelling.
If you breathe high levels of arsenic, then you are likely to experience a sore throat and irritated lungs. Longer exposure at lower concentrations can lead to skin effects, and also to circulatory and peripheral nervous disorders.
Exposure to arsenic can increase the risk of developing lung cancer. While workers exposed to arsenic at smelters, mines, and chemical factories have a high risk of developing arsenic-related lung cancer, but residents living near smelters, arsenic chemical factories and waste sites with arsenic also increased risk of developing lung cancer.
The Agency for Toxic Substances (an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) has more information on the dangers of arsenic exposure. Click here to read more.
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