Arsenic is nice

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Arsenic is nice

Postby Gord » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:29 am

http://www.motherjones.com/food/2013/12 ... e-arsenic/

Study: Everything I Like to Ingest Has Arsenic

...Dartmouth researchers found an association between bodily arsenic loads and consumption of the following substances I have swooned over in print (and enjoy in really life pretty much every chance I get): white wine, beer, Brussels sprouts, and “dark meat fish,” a category that includes my beloved sardines.

For people who drink 2.5 beers or glasses of white wine per day, they found, arsenic levels were 20 percent to 30 percent higher than for nondrinkers. Gulp. Or, perhaps better: Stop gulping....

Mmm, delicious. I like to pair my arsenic* with a nice Chianti.





* in my head I heard, "pare my arse a nick"
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Re: Arsenic is nice

Postby KevinLevites » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:56 am

Small amounts (and I mean small) are actually needed to sustain life.

Arsenic is a human nutritional requirement that helps with the immune system, and, evidentally, to process the amino acid methionine.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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Re: Arsenic is nice

Postby KevinLevites » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:59 am

Also, arsenic compounds have been valuable drugs.

Salversan was used to successfully treat syphillis (and, I would assume, a closely related tropical disease called yaws) before antibiotics, and is still used to treat African sleeping sickness.

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Re: Arsenic is nice

Postby xouper » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:21 am

Not to mention these little homeopathic gems:

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These are so safe, you could swallow all the pills in the bottle and still safely operate heavy machinery. :shock:

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Re: Arsenic is nice

Postby ElectricMonk » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:38 am

without Arsenic we wouldn't have this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCWBDwkhGN0
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1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
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Re: Arsenic is nice

Postby Gord » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:28 pm

Plus all that lovely football (oh wait I'm thinking of Arsenal never mind).
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Re: Arsenic is nice

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:54 am

Come on Dover and move your bloomin arse ( My Fair Lady)

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