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Arsenic: Health Effects and Food Safety

Arsenic is a metallic element that is relatively abundant in the earth’s crust. It naturally occurs in the form of inorganic and organic compounds as well as a pure elemental crystal. Arsenic can be found in water, soil, air (as dust), plants, animals and many foods. All of its forms are toxic, though some experts believe that organic compounds, which mainly occur in seafood, are harmless to human health. Arsenic happens to be on the […]