Arsenic Poisoning- Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Arsenic Poisoning- Symptoms, Causes And Prevention

Overview Arsenic is as a gray-appearing chemical element (atomic number 33, symbol as in the periodic table) also called a metalloid. Arsenic may exist in three forms (yellow, black, and gray; predominating gray) and ionic forms in a metallic state. Arsenic is considered a heavy metal, and other heavy metals share some of the characteristics of arsenic toxicity with poisonings. Arsenic has historically been used as a therapeutic agent, as a pigment, as a pesticide, and as an agent intended to harm (use with criminal intent).Up until 2003, arsenic (in…

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