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How arsenic in water can cause cancer

Arsenic is a chemical element common in nature in the form of organic and inorganic compounds.

Both classes of these compounds can release arsenic when decomposed by combustion, dissolution in water, chemical reactions, and other processing methods.

According to the results of a recent study on the content of arsenic in water and its effect on humans, the amount contained in the water we drink is responsible for the development of bladder cancer.

The study was conducted jointly by scientists from Chile, Argentina, and California, USA. It was found that in the cases of 128 patients who studied, the abnormalities presented by the cancers in their bladder were proportional to the content of arsenic in the water they consumed.

In particular, as experts point out, the more chromosomal abnormalities there are in bladder cancer, the more aggressive it is and the patient can end up.

Arsenic has been repeatedly found to cause cancer, not only in the bladder but also in the kidneys, lungs, and liver.

Unfortunately, as experts say, it is a poison that is difficult to detect as it is odorless and tasteless. However, if a person is exposed to it for many years, he risks a slow death.



source: onmed.gr

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