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Arsenic Compounds in the Marine and Terrestrial Environment: From Analytical Considerations to Implications for Human Health.
The School of Marine Sciences and Department and Molecular and Biomedical Sciences present Dr. Brian Jackson Dartmouth University Arsenic is a non-essential element and, at elevated concentrations, the inorganic forms of arsenic are toxic to life. However, arsenic also has a rich biochemistry and approaching 100 organo-arsenic compounds, including arseno-sugars and arseno-lipids, have been identified in marine and terrestrial life. Synthetic arsenic-based antibiotics have been used in livestock farming and inorganic and simple methylated arsenic compounds have been widely used…Find out more »