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Arsenic

Arsenic is a naturally occurring chemical found in air, water, food and soil. It can also be found due to contamination from human activity. Arsenic can be found in either organic or inorganic forms.

Inorganic arsenic is sometimes found in low levels in food. There are limits to levels of arsenic allowed in seaweed products, seafood including fish and some types of shellfish (such as prawns, crabs and lobsters), rice and cereals. Inorganic arsenic is also used for industrial purposes such as preserving wood.

Organic arsenic compounds are used as pesticides, primarily on cotton plants.

If you are concerned about your exposure to arsenic, you should consult your doctor.

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Arsenic mine tailings and health | Better Health Channel

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Bowens Disease

Bowens disease is a common superficial cancer of the skin. It is most commonly seen as a slow-growing, persistent red scaly patch on areas exposed to the sun

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BCC (Basal Cell Carcinoma)

BCC is very common in Australia. The earlier the BCC is treated, the easier it is to treat!

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Skin Cancers - Skin Cancer Clinic

The Common Skin Cancers in The Skin Cancer Clinic. Skin Cancers are common in Australia: BCC, SCC & Melanoma account for most skin cancers. Solar Keratosis...

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Squamous cell carcinoma - ACD

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common forms of skin cancer, with only basal cell carcinoma (BCC) occurring more frequently. SCC occurs mainly in Caucasians

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Palmoplantar keratoderma - ACD

Palmoplantar keratoderma is the name given to a group of conditions where there is abnormal thickening of the skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India, which uses a range of treatments, including panchakarma (‘five actions’), yoga, massage, acupuncture and herbal medicine, to encourage health and wellbeing.

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LiveLighter - How the little treats add up

Think about whether what you eat falls into any of the categories in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating: vegetables and legumes, fruit, dairy, lean protein, grain (cereal) foods, and unsaturated fats. If it doesn’t clearly fall into one of these categories, it’s probably junk food.

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Liver cancer | Better Health Channel

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Large Cell Lung Cancers - Information, Treatment & Support - CanTeen

Non-small cell lung cancers are a range of conditions that occur when cancer cells form in lung tissue. Learn more about causes and treatments.

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