This seems to be a topical topic (please forgive the confoundment of words) because of the controversial claims that the purported “Doctor Oz” gave last week about arsenic in apple juice. I shall give a couple of links later about that, but shall first describe the element in a Geeky way.
Then I shall dismember “Dr. Oz’s” credibility. Fair enough?
Before we get started, know that arsenic is all around us, at higher or lower concentrations, depending on where we live. I shall get into that a bit as well. The important thing to come away with from this post is that arsenic is almost (but not ALWAYS) a bad thing to ingest or to have for an injection. On the other hand, it likely is allowing us to communicate via the Internet as we read and speak.
Are you ready to start? I am!