Symbol: As

Atomic Number: 33

Atomic Weight: 74.922

The element Arsenic is found in the earth's crust, occurring naturally in our planet's environment. It is combined with elements such as sulfur, chlorine, and oxygen and forms different inorganic arsenic compounds. Exposure to levels of arsenic that are higher-than-overage may occur in water, rocks, and soils with naturally occurring high levels. Exposure is also possible in or near hazardous waste sites and workplaces close to such areas. Long-term exposure to low levels of arsenic can result in the appearance of small-size warts and corns and discoloration of the skin. High levels of arsenic are dangerous to human health and...Read More