Arsenic And Its Effect On Humans And Animals

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Arsenic is a poison that interferes with ATP production. It is a metalloid that is found in our environment. Arsenic is toxic if inhaled and must be combined with another source for it to react and affect something. It comes in various forms such as crystalline, powder, vitreous and amorphous. Arsenic can be found in groundwater that people use for drinking. Groundwater contamination is usually occurring from a leak due to industrial exposure.
Arsenic affects cellular respiration by inhibiting the Glycolysis and replacing the phosphate group that makes Pyruvate. The Kreb’s cycle is then affected with no Pyruvate. Eventually, the cell will die due to low or no ATP production.
Arsenic can affect both humans and animals. In humans,
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