Arsenic could actually help fight breast cancer, researchers say

December 15, 2014 2:22 PM

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Arsenic could actually help fight breast cancer, researchers say

You probably associate arsenic more with health problems than with health benefits, but it seems the chemical could actually help in the fight against breast cancer. The news comes from a study of a city in Chile.

Between 1958 and 1970, Antofagasta had way too much arsenic in its water: some 80 times the maximum amount recommended by the World Health Organization. Some forms of cancer, including those of the lung, bladder, and kidney, soared among locals, Ozy reports.

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