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Can children be exposed to arsenic?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Health experts are concerned about arsenic exposure in childhood -- even in utero. For example, a developing fetus may be exposed to arsenic in the pregnant mother’s environment (arsenic crosses the placenta). Research suggests that chronic childhood arsenic exposure may be associated with cognitive impairment (lower IQ scores) and an increased risk of illness early in life.
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