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From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Arsenic use in chicken feed

April 2007

Health experts and environmentalist are concerned about the wide-spread practice of adding arsenic-based compounds to most chicken feed. Roxarsone, the most common arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed, is fairly benign; however, part of it converts into inorganic arsenic within the bird, and the rest is transformed into inorganic forms after the bird excretes it.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic can cause bladder, lung, skin, kidney, and colon cancer, as well as deleterious immunological, neurological, and endocrine effects.


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