Analyzing arsenic: A hunt to understand its chronic effects

Arsenic is a poisonous metalloid commonly found in drinking water, soil composites and even common foods such as rice and certain juices. Most people are exposed to very low levels of arsenic every day and never have any related health issues, but some scientists believe that even at low levels, chronic exposure could lead to certain disease states.

To shed light on this problem, the National Institutes of Health has funded two COP chemists, Donna Zhang and Eli Chapman, to investigate arsenic exposure and its biochemical effects on the body. READ MORE