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J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2013 Aug;43(2):493-508.

Arsenic pesticides and environmental pollution: exposure, poisoning, hazards and recommendations.

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Military Medical Academy, Cairo, Egypt.

Abstract

Arsenic is a metalloid element. Acute high-dose exposure to arsenic can cause severe systemic toxicity and death. Lower dose chronic arsenic exposure can result in subacute toxicity that can include peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy, skin eruptions, and hepatotoxicity. Long-term effects of arsenic exposure include an in Due to the physiologic effects of the arsenic on all body systems, thus, chronic arsenic-poisoned patient is a major nursing challenge. The critical care nurse provides valuable assessment and interventions that prevent major multisystem complications from arsenic toxicity.

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