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This ODH factsheet answers many common questions about arsenic, including:

  • What is arsenic and how does it get into the environment?

  • How does arsenic get into my body?

  • Can I get sick from arsenic?

  • Does arsenic cause cancer?

  • Can a test show if I have arsenic in my body?

  • Where can I get more information?


Local health departments are encouraged to print these factsheets for distribution in the event of a public health incident involving arsenic.


This factsheet may be updated periodically as new scientific information becomes available or as regulations change. You can find the date of the most recent updates to this factsheet inside the PDF.