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ARSENIC IS IN CHICKEN FEED

Posted on Feb 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

ARSENIC IS IN CHICKEN FEED Terry Chappell, MD               Chickens are supposed to be a helathy food.  Arsenic is found in roxarsone, a pesticide routinely added to chicken feed to combat parasites and increase weight gain in chickens.  Arsenic dust is commonly found on farms, in the water and in the air.  In 1999, the European Union outlawed the use of arsenic for this purpose, but it is still legal in the US.  Chicken consumption has increased dramatically in the last 40 years, which in turn has increased the arsenic levels in our bodies.  Arsenic is a Class A toxic metal that increases...

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