Arsenic is still used in the glass, smelter and microelectronic industries, and is found in wood preservatives.
Acute poisoning tends to cause features in 30 mins to 2 hours.
Features of acute arsenic poisoning include:
- severe gastroenteritis
- garlic ordour
Symptoms of chronic arsenic poisoning present at different times post-exposure; for example, skin symptoms tend to show clinically around 10 years afterwards. There are multiple, multiple possible complications of chronic arsenic poisoning but a few which may pop up are:
- Mees lines (if you don't know what these are you'll find out in the next battle!)
- muscle fasciculation and wasting
So on to explore Mees lines...