(HealthAndLovePage) Associated Press has published a really interesting story a couple a days ago – the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that chicken meat contains cancer-causing arsenic.
Both manufacturers and the FDA were trying to avoid answering this question, but few days ago the FDA made this official. Chicken meat that we can find all over the USA includes significant amount of arsenic. This toxic chemical is linked to cancer and if it is consumed in high doses it can result in death. But, what is even more interesting is the origin of arsenic found in chickens. It appears that manufacturers deliberately feed chicken with this chemical!
Even 9 years ago, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has warned that more than 70% of chickens sold in the USA were fed with arsenic. They have even published a report called Playing Chicken: Avoiding Arsenic. The reason why manufacturers use arsenic is to support weight gain and save money on food. In addition, the meat gets a healthier color.
Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic – What FDA Says about it?The FDA has confirmed that almost 50% of all chickens that they have tested include significant amount of inorganic arsenic and that this chemical is mostly found in chickens’ livers. This is the reason why the FDA demanded from Pfizer to cease the production of Roxarsone, the drug that contains arsenic and the drug that was used to support chicken weight gain.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the FDA has confirmed that they have recently performed a research on 100 broiler chickens and they have found traces of inorganic arsenic at much higher level in the livers of chickens that used 3-Nitro. Pfizer has confirmed that they will stop the sale of 3-Nitro by July in order to give room to producers to switch to other healthier treatments.
It is worth mentioning that although this product will be discontinued, the Agency still denies that this amount of arsenic found in chicken can actually harm human health and claim that these chickens were perfectly fine to eat. At the same time the FDA themselves claim that arsenic is a carcinogen substance.
However, what they forget to mention is that arsenic is very toxic to humans. According to the experts from the University Of South Carolina Department Of Environmental Health Sciences, arsenic together with mercury and lead, are substances that lead to horrifying neurological effects on children and fetuses. Mercury is known as an element that is very poisonous, but arsenic is four times more poisonous. In addition, certain variations like Arsenic As+3 can be up to 60 times more poisonous than other variations like Arsenic As +5.
A recent study that was published in the reputable Journal of American Medical Association has confirmed that persons who have consumed significant amount of rice with traces of arsenic on a regular basis without being exposed to other food that contains arsenic, have shown radical cellular changes that can be related to development of cancer.
Numerous studies have shown that arsenic can lead to Bowen’s disease, basal cell cancer of the skin, invasive squamous carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and in rare cases internal cancers of the kidney, lungs, liver and bladder.