A naturally occurring substance found in rocks and soil.

Arsenic is a component of some pesticides and is a chemical found in tobacco smoke. It can get into drinking water from natural sources or by contamination from certain industries.

Inhaling or drinking arsenic is associated with an increased risk of some cancers, including lung, skin and bladder cancers.

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