Doctor Kashuh: apples, rice and milk may contain a lot of arsenic

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Gastroenterologist Ekaterina Kashukh named common foods that may contain potentially deadly arsenic.

Arsenic, which can be toxic to the human body, is contained in many familiar products, doctor Kashukh reported this in a conversation with

“The semimetal arsenic comes in organic and inorganic forms. Organic is combined with carbon and is considered relatively harmless: it is filtered by the kidneys and excreted from the body in urine. Inorganic does not contain carbon, it is the most toxic and dangerous,” the doctor informed.
Ekaterina Kashukh explained that inorganic arsenic can be contained in soil, water from natural sources, and air. It is not difficult to understand how it can enter plants, which are then consumed by humans as food, as well as fish and seafood. According to the expert, apples, rice and milk, as well as some seafood can contain a lot of arsenic.

“Products with the highest levels of arsenic include sea fish, shrimp, crabs, crayfish, scallops, apples, lettuce, potatoes, rice and grapes, milk and dairy products,” listed Kashukh.
The specialist warned: what is eaten in In large doses, arsenic can cause chronic poisoning, which increases the risk of exposure to dangerous diseases. In particular, the likelihood of malignant tumors (for example, skin and lungs) increases.

The doctor named symptoms indicating an overdose of arsenic in the body:

  • Diarrhea;
  • Thickening of the skin on the palms and soles;
  • Baldness;
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  • Enlarged liver;
  • Neuropathy (tingling, cramps, burning in the extremities).

To prevent arsenic poisoning, the expert recommends using strictly high-quality products and clean water not from open sources natural bodies of water.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Ekaterina Kashukh Ekaterina Kashukh Healthy lifestyle gastroenterologist, candidate of medical sciences