Arsenic-induced skin toxicity.

  title={Arsenic-induced skin toxicity.},
  author={Rhonda L. Shannon and David S. Strayer},
  journal={Human toxicology},
  volume={8 2},
We reviewed available literature on the effects of inorganic arsenic on the skin to determine the potential hazards and to collate information regarding dosage and exposure to the incidence of skin cancer. Arsenic intake may result from occupational or medicinal exposure, or from drinking well water in areas with high arsenic levels in the soil. Arsenic causes a variety of benign skin lesions including hyperpigmentation and hyperkeratosis. Some hyperkeratotic lesions and squamous cell… CONTINUE READING


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