Arsenic Poisoning

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Usually, arsenic poisoning is a slow process that occurs over a long period of time by drinking underground water which runs through arsenic-rich rocks. Arsenic alters cellular metabolism, preventing the cells of the body from absorbing or using certain vitamins, such as thiamine (B1) and accelerating the death of vascular endothelial cells. Arsenic poisoning symptoms are cardiovascular episodes, increase of blood pressure, anemia, headaches, drowsiness, skin scaling, white lines on the fingernails, and nausea.