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5 Things You Need to Know About Arsenic Poisoning Symptoms

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5 Things You Need to Know About Arsenic Poisoning Symptoms
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Arsenic is a naturally-occurring substance that is present in small amounts in rocks, soil and ground water. It has industrial uses in some metal working and mining endeavors. Arsenic is also an ingredient in rat poison and pesticides. Although used medicinally throughout history, arsenic is highly toxic and causes death whether ingested in one large dose or through long-term exposure at lower doses.

Arsenic is a naturally-occurring substance that is present in small amounts in rocks, soil and ground water. It has industrial uses in some metal working and mining endeavors. Arsenic is also an ingredient in rat poison and pesticides. Although used medicinally throughout history, arsenic is highly toxic and causes death whether ingested in one large dose or through long-term exposure at lower doses.

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