Mountain Dwellers in Argentina Have Adapted to High Arsenic Levels

March 13, 2015 9:00 PM

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FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study appears to offer the first evidence of people adapting to tolerate the toxic chemical arsenic.

Arsenic -- the killer used by many murder mystery villains -- is most toxic to young children and people in their prime reproductive years. The ability to metabolize arsenic quickly may been the difference between life and death in ancient times, said study leader Karin Broberg, a professor at the K...

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