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Orpiment and Galena: Can the poisons in it get on my skin?

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If I hold the Orpiment stone will the arsenic trisulfide (poison) get on my skin, if I hold it a while.  Does it have any other poison in it?

Also Galena has lead in it.  Can that come off the stone and get on my skin?

Laraine Stern
asked Dec 11, 2016 by larainestern (120 points)

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The main danger is only ingestion, not exposure to skin.
answered Jan 5, 2017 by hershel (51,840 points)