February 13, 2016


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How does Arsenic work?

Arsenic is a trace element that occurs naturally in very small amounts in the diet. Its precise functions are not known. In leukemia, arsenic trioxide increases death of cancer cells.

Are there safety concerns?

The form of arsenic found naturally in foods does not seem to cause any adverse effects.

Other forms of arsenic can be very toxic even in small doses.

Arsenic in supplements should not be taken.

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