After years of rumors, the FDA now finally confirmed the presence of Arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical, in the chicken meat sold in the US. Apparently, this dangerous chemical is included in the chicken feed on purpose!
The research conducted by the FDA found that the arsenic added to the chicken feed, ends up in the chicken meat, and through its consumption, it enters in our body. So for the last sixty years, US consumers who eat conventional chicken have been swallowing arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical.
Until this new study, both the poultry industry and the FDA denied that arsenic fed to chickens ended up in their meat. However, their claim was that the arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces, of course with no scientific evidence.
But now the evidence is so undeniable that the manufacturer of the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone has decided to pull the product off the shelves.
Apparently, the company that produces Roxarsone chicken feed is a subsidiary of Pfizer, called Alpharma. This made the FDA demand that Pfizer stops manufacturing the arsenic-containing drug.
Yet, even though Alpharma finally agreed to remove this toxic feed chemical from the shelves in the US, the manufacturers still claims that they will not necessarily remove it from feed products in other countries unless regulators force it to do so.
But even as its arsenic-containing product is pulled off the shelves, the FDA continues its campaign of denial, claiming arsenic in chickens is at such a low level that it’s still safe to eat. This is even as the FDA says arsenic is a carcinogen, meaning it increases the risk of cancer.
Moreover, the University of South Carolina, Department of Environmental Health Sciences claims that arsenic together with mercury and lead cause neurological effects on the fetuses and small children. According to some researchers, arsenic is even 4 times more toxic than mercury.
Many other studies confirmed that this chemical can cause invasive squamous cell carcinoma, carcinoma of the skin, Bown disease and internal cancer of the lungs, the bladder, the liver and the kidneys.
The worst thing about all this is that FDA conceals this information from the public and tells the people that it is safe to consume this food.
Therefore, make sure you keep the following tips in mind next time you purchase chicken meat:
- Check the date on the package.
- The fat content of the chicken should be white to deep yellow, and not pasty or gray.
- Avoid the chicken if it is unnaturally bright pink in color.
- Always choose “Certified Organic” meat products, to be sure that you and your family consume safe products.