DescriptionCircumstances of exposureTumour sites (or types)
for which there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans
Arsenic is often referred to as a metalloid or semi-metal. Arsenic, of both natural and man-made origin, is mainly transported in the environment by water.
Arsenic and arsenic compounds have been produced and used commercially for centuries.

The primary route of arsenic exposure is via the ingestion of contaminated food or water with, for example, pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides.
Arsenic exposure also causes cancer through inhalation.

  • Lung
  • Skin
  • Urinary bladder