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what are the health risks of exposure to an arsenic contaminated

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what are the health risks of exposure to an arsenic contaminated area , i.e. area around an old sheep dip
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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Dr. David :

what sort of exposure was there?

Dr. David :

was anything ingested?

Dr. David :

or just inhilation.

Dr. David :

you can't inhale arsenic.

Dr. David :

it has to be ingested.

Customer:

no exposure as yet ,possible health effects [short term long term ] if working or living in close proximity

Dr. David :

you have to ingest the toxin to have health risks.

Dr. David :

short term passing will not cause health risks.

Customer:

what sort of health risk in long term exposure to dust/ dirt and the general environment within a 50m radius of this old disused sheep dip that does test high for arsenic soil contamination

Dr. David :

are you drinking well water?

Customer:

no

Dr. David :

are you having health problems that you are trying to tie to this sheep dip?

Customer:

no, wanting to know if exposure could create problems in the future so wish to avoid them, i.e. a dwelling close to the site

Dr. David :

if no well water, most likely not a risk.

Dr. David :

living within 50 meters most likely is not dangerous

Dr. David :

do you smoke?

Dr. David :

smoking would have a worse health risk

Dr. David :

or being overweight?

Dr. David :

being overweight would have a hight health risk

Customer:

no and not overweight , thank you for your time

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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