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Poultry feed with arsenic more problematic than assumed?

New methylated phenylarsenical metabolites identified in chicken livers.

May 8, 2017
By Wiley


May 8, 2017 – Supplements containing arsenic have been banned in the European Union since 1999 and in North America since 2013. In many countries they are still added to poultry feed to prevent parasitic infection and promote weight gain.

Scientists have now demonstrated that the danger to human health may be greater than previously thought because the metabolic breakdown of these compounds in chickens occurs via intermediates that are significantly more toxic than the initial additives. READ MORE