According to a recent report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ultimately acknowledged that chicken on the market may contain arsenic. Arsenic is a toxic cancer-causing substance and is fatal at elevated doses. The problem is the source of the arsenic or the way it gets into the chicken meat you buy.
Chickens Found In Stores Were Fed With Foods Containing Arsenic
Arsenic is purposely mixed with the food the chickens feed! The IATP report in 2015, called “Play Chicken: Avoiding Arsenic in Your Meat,” reported that over 70% of all chickens grew for meat are fed arsenic in an effort to encourage their rapid growth with less food and proved the meat with healthy color.
The FDA uncovered that approximately half of the chickens they have tested had absorbed inorganic arsenic into their livers.
“Pfizer said the sale of 3-Nitro was stopped in early July to allow animal producers to transition to other treatments. However, even though this product is taken off the shelves of US stores, the FDA claims that chicken contains a small amount of arsenic and that it is still safe to eat, even though they said arsenic is a carcinogen and increases the risk of cancer,” reported The Wall Street Journal on this topic.
Arsenic can lead to severe, deadly diseases
The industrialized farmers do not like the world to realize that arsenic is both extremely hazardous and poisonous to human health and that they mix it with the food they use to feed chickens. Arsenic, along with lead and mercury, has severe neurological consequences on unborn babies and children, said the University of South Carolina Department of Environmental Health Services.
The most recent reports have affirmed that when ingested, arsenic leads to Bowen’s disease ( squamous cell carcinoma), invasive squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma of the skin, and occasionally lungs, kidneys, bladder, and liver cancers